Daryl Marsh

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I have been part of the animation industry since 1989; working on many commercial series known world-wide. Since I started teaching 14 years ago, I have continually maintained my own professional skills, using computer graphics to create my own characters and environments, repeatedly channelling many of these assets into teaching aids for the students.

My own work is something that I am passionate about and I believe it shows in your teaching. I have been using virtual reality software for my own work increasingly and have been sharing these skills with the animation students.

I am a member of several groups of digital artists world-wide and regularly meet with them on-line for discussions about new technology and the direction digital art is going in.

I also regularly practice Urban Sketching, landscape drawing and digital photo-bash character design.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Cert. in Higher and Professional Education
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Film, Photography and Animation, West Surrey College of Art and Design, 1989.


  • Computer graphics and animation
  • Character Design
  • Cinematography

Research interests

  • Digital Art
  • VR
  • AR
  • Virtual Worlds



  • Performance driven non-dialogue character animation
  • Spoken word character performance
  • Character design and implementation
  • Software training; Autodesk Maya & Mudbox
  • Life drawing and life sculpture
  • Story structuring, the use of narrative and storyboarding
  • 3D computer graphics modelling, texturing, rigging, lighting, and rendering
  • Production design
  • Cinematography
  • Pre-Vis
  • Production Pipeline Workflow
  • Scheduling
  • Camera theory and practice.
  • Background design and layout; 2D
  • Puppet Making
  • Set Building
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021