Mr Ross Winning

Head of Department of Digital Media

Winning Ross
Email address: Phone number: 01902 322717 Location: MK602 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Digital Media


I began in Art and Design studying Sculpture. My work is now directed towards the production of short films and research in Animation. This route has been interspersed with projects using real form in conjunction with motion and this continues to be an enduring concern. Sculpture and various art works are located in private and public collections in the UK, Scandinavia and Japan.

Interests in music led me to work as a musician. This facet of my life now reflects in current work examines the conjunction of sound and image in animation. Sonic phenomena, its implementation and performance in animated media, as well as musicology, are now strands that support those inquiries. I am now immersed in emergent animation research and practice that asks questions of the specific theoretical address of sound to image and its dynamic effect within the diversity of the animated form.

Currently engaged in PhD study at The Animation Academy, LUSAD, Loughborough University, I also teach Animation and Drawing and lead the Digital Media Division at the University of Wolverhampton.


  • (2009) Flip Animation Festival. Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton. Panel Chair “Seeing Sound Hearing Animation”,

  • (2009) conference paper “Vocalising the Image” 21st Society of Animation Studies: The Persistence of Animation conference, SCAD Atlanta. United States,

  • (2007) “Drawing in the Digital” Wolverhampton FLIP Animation Festival: symposium organisation and panel chair,

  • (2005)  Panel Chair and conference presentation: “Digital content: What makes the difference?” Digital Imaging and Content Conference DICON. Korean Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA) COEX International Conference Centre Seoul,

  • (2005)  Presented conference paper “Animation, education and change” - with screening and artwork at "2005 International ASKO Celebration" (Animation Society for Korea).