|Following her B.A (Hons) in Fine Arts at MCAST (Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology) in 2013, Claudia Chircop furthered her studies in MA Character Animation at University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins and graduated in July 2015. Chircop is very enthusiastic about working with young people both locally and abroad. She delivered art workshops to children at the Art Museum in Gelsenkirchen, Germany for two summers in 2012 and 2013.
Her animation and videography was showcased at the Fashion Show organised by FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct) at the London Fashion Week 2014 and 2015. Chircop’s Fine Art work ‘Controlled Adult, Unpredictable Child’ has been exhibited for four months at the Saint James Cavallier in Valletta, Malta. Her Masters graduation film ‘The Bench’ was officially selected for the Monthly Film Festival in July. It was awarded 3rd prize in the Malta Cine Circle National Film Competition and awarded Best Use of Animation at the Malta Short Film Festival (MSFF). Chircop received the MMBF Rising Star Award from the UK based international charity at the MSFF.
One of Chircop’s main strengths is her ability to weave a compelling story, which she does by capturing distinctive moods through illustration and 2D animation. Given her genuine interpersonal skills, she is always looking to forge new relationships as she sharpens and improves her artistic talents. Her ultimate goal is to become an art director in the film and animation industry.