Lecturer in Visual Communication & Animation, Digital Skills (m/f/d)- Freelancer

Location: BSBI Faculty of Creative Industries – Gasstrasse 6B, Kontor N, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany

Type of contract: Freelance

Ideal start date: October 2023

About us:

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is an international business school that provides academic excellence. We are a member of Global University Systems (GUS) and are dedicated to training students to effectively shape the future by overcoming these challenges and becoming tomorrow’s business leaders.

BSBI is also proud to offer programmes to students in Hamburg, Germany, as part of our Faculty of Creative Industries.

Alongside our core values of Enterprise, Leadership and Success, we aim to provide students with the skills to succeed in the creative industry when they graduate.


  • Teaching the assigned academic modules according to the curriculum.
  • Administering, proctoring and marking all students‘ assignments and exams papers of all assigned classes.
  • Amending or designing and developing a new curriculum for a Module if required.
  • Updating a Syllabus or Syllabi if required.
  • Supervising a number of Dissertations per academic year (if required).
  • Providing consultation and mentoring to students.
  • Creating assignment briefs and exams papers.
  • Providing feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence.
  • Teaching students study skills relevant to programmes and exam-taking strategies.
  • Providing, if needed, private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance and to prepare for exams.
  • Assessing students’ progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Scheduling tutoring appointments with students.
  • Monitoring student performance or assisting students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Organising the tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Participating in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Communicate effectively with students and convey passion for learning.
  • Maintaining records of students’ assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Preparing lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to the Programmes needs and goals.
  • Creatively design teaching materials that maximises student’s experience.
  • Developing content, both written and recorded, as directed by the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Researching or recommending textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Communicating students’ progress to students in written progress reports, in person, by phone, by e-mail and/or teleconferencing.
  • Identifying, developing, or implementing intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualised education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Performing day-to-day tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork related to teaching activities.
  • Provide feedback to students on their progress.
  • Playing a proactive role in promoting the School.
  • Providing all students with tutor support to develop their assignments
  • Participating in School‘s activities as required by the Chief Academic Officer.

As a lecturer in Animation and Illustration, you will:

  • Guide students in simulating real-world animation production scenarios.
  • Conduct seminars, workshops, and practical exercises to help students explore and apply animation concepts effectively.
  • Teach advanced animation practices, workflows, and technical terminology related to the chosen specialization.
  • Guide students in conducting research for character development, visual storytelling, and animated assets.
  • Impart knowledge of professional production methods and best practices in animation. This includes techniques for storyboarding, animatics, animation planning, and overall animation project management.
  • Facilitate critical analysis of animated characters and assets created by students and guide them in improving their work through constructive feedback.

About you

  • Master’s or higher degree in Animation, Computer Animation, Digital Arts, or a related field. A strong academic background in animation and advanced digital techniques is essential.
  • Significant professional experience in the field of animation, particularly in advanced 2D and 3D computer animation. Preferably a portfolio that showcases your expertise in creating complex animated sequences using various software.
  • Expertise in advanced 2D and 3D computer animation concepts and methodologies.
  • Relevant teaching Experience
  • Familiarity with industry practices in animation production, including working in small production teams with roles and responsibilities mirroring industry standards.
  • Knowledge of professional production methods and best practices in animation. This includes techniques for storyboarding, animatics, animation planning, and overall animation project management.
  • Analysis skills of Animated Characters and Assets
  • Proficiency in various animation software and tools is essential.
  • Passion for Animation
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of German is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Educational Platforms (i.e. Canvas, Blackboard etc.)

How to apply

Please send your CV and letter of application to: bsbi.recruitment@berlinsbi.com.

We look forward to receiving your application!