Beth Senior

Senior Lecturer and Outreach Lead

Beth Senior is the Academic Lead for the Foundation Year and Outreach at the School of Digital Arts (SODA). As Outreach Lead, Beth supports the team in developing their recruitment and widening participation, both locally and further afield.

Email: b.senior@mmu.ac.uk

Originally training as a three-dimensional designer, Beth has over 19 years experience of teaching games and creative digital media. With an MA in Animation, she has presented at educational conferences and had her work included in a documentary looking at British Women in Animation.

Beth’s design background has always informed her choices and she has embraced new technology throughout her career. Her practice has explored the concept of being a dual professional, looking at how creative practitioners can maintain their creative practice whilst working in education. She is passionate about widening participation in the arts and decolonising the curriculum in art subjects, looking at how it can be embedded into non-traditional discourse spaces and how our creative practice can be used to illustrate culture and drive positive societal change.

As an Academic Lead for SODA’s Foundation Year and Undergraduate programmes, Beth is leading the development of the Foundation Year and contributing to the development of the BA Game Art for SODA.

Conferences

Educating Animators Academic Conference. University of Salford. 16.11.2018

Documentary

British Animation Women: Breaking the Mold (2018) Produced/Directed by Sarah Kennedy. England: UCLan. Sky Arts.