Jose Fonseca

Dr Jose Fonseca

  • 01202 961126
  • jfonseca at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer In Games Technology
  • TA130, Tolpuddle Annex 3, Talbot Campus
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Jose is a Lecturer in Games Design and joined the Department of Creative Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, in July 2016. He was a Part-time Lecturer at the NCCA of the Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, in 2014, teaching Computer Animation Pre-Production - 3D Modelling Fundamentals to the undergraduate courses. Prior to joining Bournemouth University, he was a Lecturer in Animation at the School of Arts of the Catholic University, in Portugal.

Jose completed his PhD in Computer Animation at the NCCA - Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, focused on character body expression in 3D computer animation, which proposes a new posing approach.

Research interests: Character animation, computer animation for movies and games, 3D and 2D animation, virtual humans, body expression.

Journal Articles




Profile of Teaching UG

  • Modelling for Animation
  • Animation for Games
  • Final Year Project Supervision

External Responsibilities

  • Queensland University of Technology, PhD Examiner (2019-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Enhancement of 3D character animations through the use of automatically generated guidelines inspired by traditional art concepts.

Attended Training

  • Doctoral Supervisors' Training – Certificate


  • PhD in Computer Animation (Bournemouth University, 2016)
  • MA in Digital Arts - Animation (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal, 2002)
  • Licentiate Degree in Teaching Visual Arts and Technology (Escola Superior de Educacao de Santarem, Portugal, 1997)


  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow (2019-),
  • ACM SIGGRAPH, Member (2016-),
  • Society for Animation Studies, Member (2014-),