Staff profile

Marc Bosward

Lecturer BA (Hons) Animation, Illustration and Graphic Design


Art and Design


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a senior lecturer in the School of the Arts. I contribute teaching to the undergraduate programmes in Animation, Illustration and Graphic Design. I also teach into the MA and MDes in Visual Communication. My subject specialisms are Animation and Digital Image Making. 

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

My research interests include the convergence of digital and analogue practices within animated collage, the interface of live action and animation, found footage film, animation and history and memory and experimental animated documentary. My practice research aims to contribute to current debates surrounding the interface of documentary with animation and the analysis of collage and montage in moving image. I am a part-time PhD candidate in animation studies. I am also interested in the use of animation within projection technologies and performance within collaborative contexts.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Recent conferences

Bosward, M (2018) ‘Stratified Realities: Convergence and Mediation in Non-Fiction Collage Film’ paper presented at ‘Symbiotic Cinema: Confluences of Film and Other Media’, Linnaeus University, 6-8 September 2018

Bosward, M (2017) ‘Layers, Traces and Gaps: Collage, Found Footage and the Contested Past’ paper presented at ‘Animation and Memory’, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 22-23 June 2017

Bosward, M (2017) ‘Fractured Pasts: Found Footage Collage and the Animated Documentary’ paper presented at ‘Troubling Time: An Exploration of Temporality in the Arts’, University of Manchester, 2 June 2017

Bosward, M (2016) ‘The Found Footage Composite: History, Hybridity and the Animated World’ paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on The Image, Liverpool John Moores University, 2 September 2016

Bosward, M (2016) ‘A Mixed History: Colliding Realities and the Hybrid Aesthetic’ paper presented at’ Exploring Hyperreality, Imagination and Metafiction in the Creative and Visual Arts’, University of York, 31 May 2016.

Bosward, M (2016) ‘Layers of Meaning, Layers of Truth: Fragmented Histories and Composited Video Collage’, paper presented at ‘Ecstatic Truth: Defining the Essence of an Animated Documentary’, Royal College of Art, London, 14 May 2016

Bosward, M (2015) ‘Reality Fragments - Found Footage, Video Collage and Non-Fiction’ paper presented at the MeCSSA and Journal of Media Practice Symposium ‘Language/Voice’, Aberystwyth University, 12 June 2015