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.

At SODA we work closely with a range of leading industry partners, who help inform our curriculum. Our Industry Advisory Group is chaired by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and Chief Executive of Quay Street Productions, Nicola Shindler.

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

Visiting Professors, Artists and Scholars

Research and Knowledge Exchange

Foundation Year Lead

Foundation Year

Animation Programme Leaders


Creative Digital Design

Digital User Experience

Filmmaking Programme Leader


Future Media Production Programme Leaders

Future Media Production

Games Art Programme Leaders

Games Art

Games Design Programme Leader

Games Design

Music and Sound Design Programme Leaders

Music and Sound Design

Photography Programme Leaders


Web and User Experience Design Programme Leader

Web and User Experience Design

Co-Lab Coordinator

Co-Labs Unit Leaders

Professional Services

Technical Services