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Madrid Manrique PhD

Senior Lecturer in Animation


I am the course leader for Animation and my teaching involves drawing and design for animation, 2D digital drawn Animation and 2D Experimental Animation. My research interests include inclusivity, arts-based research methods and 2D animation practices.


I finished a degree Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (Spain) interested in comic and animation. After finishing my degree, I studied Animation in a small studio that was also an animation school. The studio offered me to be part of an independent traditional 2D animation production working as animator and clean-up artist. It was very enjoyable to practice traditional animation on paper. I have also worked as graphic designer but the activity where I found a stronger sense of life purpose is education. A scholarship gave me the opportunity to complete an MA and PhD at the University of Granada (Spain) in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (Canada) in the field of Art Education. My PhD explored the use of participatory animation projects with children and young people as a means for inclusivity. The scholarship involved acquiring teaching experience at a University level. It was a challenging time, but decisive to be where I am. A job opportunity took me to the UK where I have found a place to develop my passion for animation and education. Finally, I could connect the dots! :)


Department of Media Arts and Communication

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject Area

Animation & Digital Media Production


BA Animation, MA Animation


Drawing for Animation (year 1), Showreel Project (year 2), Major Animation Project (year 3), 2D Experimental Animation (MA Animation).


Madrid, M. (2012). Paradox in A/r/tography: Collective Short Animated Film-Making for Social Inclusion. Visual Arts Research, 38 (2), 58-68.

Madrid-Manrique, M. (2012). Sharing Our Life Experiences Through Autobiographical Graphic Novels. Visual Arts Research, 38 (1), 99-107.

Theses / Dissertations

Madrid-Manrique, M. (2014). Creating participatory audiovisual narratives:a/r/tography and inclusivity. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Marin, R.

Other activities

- Peer reviewer for Lapland University Press.
- External examiner for HE in the UK
- International tutor in the MA Graphic Design Academy of Fine Arts Katovice
- International member of PhD panel University of Granada

Postgraduate supervision

Secondary supervision of PhD in the area of Media, Arts and Communication.

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