Andrew King

Senior Lecturer
International Lead

Andrew is the Academic Lead for Game Art and International Lead at the School of Digital Arts. As International Lead, Andrew supports the SODA team to develop new trans-national education (TNE) partnerships and extend our collaboration opportunities with our international networks to provide sector-leading exchange opportunities for students, academics, research and knowledge exchange and creative professional development.

Andrew’s academic practice is in the field of content creation for real-time immersive experiences focusing on generative and procedural techniques for rapid iteration. His pedagogical approach encourages students to play, move and have fun. Andrew is a proponent of exploration and experiential learning that is contextualised and supported with community-based knowledge exchange and consolidated by active-learning and innovative approaches to retrieval practice.

Email: a.king@mmu.ac.uk

Andrew’s academic practice is in the field of content creation for real-time immersive experiences focusing on generative and procedural techniques for rapid iteration. His pedagogical approach encourages students to play, move and have fun. Andrew is a proponent of exploration and experiential learning that is contextualised and supported with community-based knowledge exchange and consolidated by active-learning and innovative approaches to retrieval practice.

Andrew’s practice investigates the visualisation and disruption of space in immersive experiences through an interdisciplinary examination of digital and analogue visualisation techniques fused with the art, practice and artefacts of temporal cartography and way-finding. Recently, Andrew has talked about his practice at two international Adobe summits and has contributed in the writing and delivery of several online courses to tens of thousands of international students covering subjects such as Game Design and Concept Art. 

As Academic Lead for SODA’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Game Art programmes, Andrew is currently leading the BA Games Art and MA Games Art programmes for SODA.

External Examiner Roles

Nottingham Trent University – Undergraduate Game Art
AQA Entertainment Technology