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Paper Geographies - Shivani Patel - 'Puja' (2022)

Photography students, staff and alumni take Paper Geographies exhibition overseas

Photography staff and students past and present from the School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan are hosting the Paper Geographies exhibition this week …

July 6, 2022
Modal Gallery

Modal: New School of Digital Arts gallery launches with game engine culture exhibition

Modal: New School of Digital Arts gallery launches with game engine culture exhibition International artists explore how our relationship to images, sounds, and interactivity is transformed by technologies. A new …

June 23, 2022
Danny Boyle, co-chair of the SODA advisory board, officially launched the new School

Danny Boyle officially launches Manchester Metropolitan University’s pioneering School of Digital Arts

New £35m School supports Manchester’s ambition to become one of world’s leading digital cities. Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle has formally opened Manchester Metropolitan University’s pioneering School of Digital Arts …

June 14, 2022
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SODA’s Chris Whiter scores new DreamWorks Dragons game

We caught up with Dr Chris Whiter, Lecturer in Sound Design (Video Games) at SODA to hear more about his experience as composer for the new DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of …

May 30, 2022
Allotment

Animation student film wins prestigious industry award

‘Allotment’ named Best Animation at RTS North West Student Awards. A team of animation students have picked up the prestigious award for Best Animation at the Royal Television Society Student …

May 18, 2022
Simon Rutter

Former PlayStation Executive VP Simon Rutter joins SODA as Visiting Industry Lead

Former senior PlayStation executive and University alumnus Simon Rutter has joined the School of Digital Arts (SODA). Rutter is the former Executive Vice President, Head of European Business Operations at …

April 7, 2022

Minister of State for Higher and Further Education learns how Manchester Metropolitan Degree Apprenticeships are at the heart of the levelling up agenda

Manchester Metropolitan University has welcomed the UK Minister of State for Higher Education and Further Education to learn how Degree Apprenticeships are delivering powerful benefits for students, employers and the …

March 21, 2022

See Yourself in SODA Competition Winners Announced

We have been inundated with fantastic digital artwork submissions for the inaugural See Yourself in SODA competition and – after much deliberation from our panel of judges – we’re delighted …

February 18, 2022

SODA academic joins line-up for new Greater Manchester Music Commission

Dr Kirsty Fairclough is part of Mayor Andy Burnham’s new cultural initiative

January 13, 2022

SODA’s Digital UX degree apprenticeship endorsed with Tech Industry Gold accreditation

Innovative new course recognised with industry standard for job readiness Manchester Metropolitan University’s Digital User Experience (UX) degree apprenticeship programme has gained Tech Industry Gold Accreditation – the industry standard …

December 10, 2021