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Dr Steven Murdoch

Senior Lecturer


Steven Murdoch is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, Games and Animation, and Course Director for Swinburne's Bachelor Animation and the double degree Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Animation. He has served as the Deputy Chair for the Department of Film and Animation, founding Course Director for the Bachelor of Film and Television (Animation), and Acting-Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media Design) where he designed and taught into a range of animation, technology and design media units. During this time he gained considerable experience in delivering and managing units offered locally, offshore and in partnership with industry. He currently teaches in the areas of 3D computer animation, animation production and post-production; with much of his delivery focused on collaborative, industry engaged and real-world projects. Steven's expertise has been recognised with three Victorian Premier's Design Awards, two Red Dot Awards, three Swinburne Vice Chancellor Awards and others across education and industry. Steven had his PhD conferred in February 2021, and continues to research the goal centric software engineering methodology of Agent-Oriented Modelling (AOM) and how this can be leveraged to better and more broadly communicate the creative and technical requirements inherent within the development and production of animation.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Screen And Digital Media - 360500
  • Design - 330300


Also published as: Murdoch, Steven; Murdoch, S.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Sa’ili le ala: 21st Century career discovery sprint for Pasifika youths *; Safer Communities Fund: Early Intervention

* Chief Investigator