Alumni: Thomas Hartnett O’Meara


In 2016 Tom returned to Manchester School of Art to run an animation workshop with Foundation Diploma students, back where he began his own career in 2008.

Thomas stayed in Manchester after Foundation progressing to the BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation programme, graduating in 2012. Subsequently progressing to the Royal College of Art, where he studied for two years developing his work with moving image and model making on the MA in Animation – completing this course in 2015.

Tom went on to win the Blink Award: Passion Pictures Award in 2015 for his short film ‘I’m Good with Plants’

You can see more of Thomas’s work on the following links:

Website –

Blog –

Moving image – Vimeo

Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.