Terry Lucas is a lecturer in the Animation and Design Technology programmes, Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts (FACA), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Presently, he is the Deputy Director (Learning Technology) at the Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia (CALM), UNIMAS. Previously, he was the programme coordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (PgDip (HETL)) at CALM. Currently, he also manages the official CALM UNIMAS YouTube channel. In addition, he holds committee positions as an associate editor for the International Journal of Applied and Creative Arts (IJACA) and a member of Majlis E-Pembelajaran IPTA Malaysia (MEIPTA). He was the editor-in-chief for Exhibition of Creativity, Innovation, Technology, and Research in the Arts (eCITRA) academic books entitled ‘juXtaposed: Digital Assimilation of the Arts and Culture’ (2019) and ‘Reflections’ (2013). Previously, he was the faculty webmaster (from 2010 to 2014 and 2018), an acting faculty e-Learning coordinator (2018), a panel member for Faculty Postgraduate Colloquium (2018-2019, 2020-2021), a panel member for Faculty Quality Management Unit (2018-2019), and Design Technology 2018 camp adviser entitled ‘neXus 4.0: Future Bands of Designers’. His expertise includes educational animation, instructional animation, computer animation, 3D animation, dynamic visualisations, cognitive aspects of visual information comprehension, and web design. He started his career with UNIMAS in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (with specialisation in Arts) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) and a master’s degree in Digital Imaging and Design from New York University (USA). In 2018, he earned his PhD in Arts and Design from Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia). Currently, he focuses on teaching, research, and supervision in the interdisciplinary fields of animation and education.
I am also interested to collaborate in projects that focus on the potential applications of animation for edutainment purposes such as video, film, games, interactive multimedia, mobile apps, websites, and other forms of new media such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
- Ph.D., Arts & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia (2018)
- Pg.Dip., Teaching & Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia (2012)
- M.Sc., Digital Imaging & Design, New York University (NYU), USA (2010)
- B.Sc., Information Technology (Arts), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA (2007) [Magna Cum Laude]
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