The School of Digital Arts is home to staff from a wide range of disciplines, who are research active and experts in their chosen areas.

They also enjoy well-established links to the wider creative media, arts and digital tech industries in Manchester, across the country and internationally.

Head of SODA

Deputy Head of SODA | Reader in Pedagogical Innovation

Reader in Screen Studies | Research and Knowledge Exchange Lead | Research Degrees Coordinator

Thematic Leads

Research and Knowledge Exchange

Industry Advisory Group

Visiting Professors, Artists and Scholars

Foundation Lead

Foundation Year

Animation Leads


Digital User Experience Lead

Digital User Experience

Emergent Technologies Leads

Emergent Technologies

Filmmaking Lead


Future Media Production Lead

Future Media Production

Games Art Leads

Games Art

Games Design

Music and Sound Design Leads

Music and Sound Design

Photography Leads


Web and User Experience Design Lead

Web and User Experience Design

Co-Lab Lead


Professional Services

Technical Services