We offer an exciting and distinctive range of media courses – we emphasise using your critical and creative skills in both theoretical and practice-based modules. Here you become an active learner, able to research and develop your own ideas, and to take a creative and practical approach to solving real-world problems. You develop the essential skills, knowledge and confidence for a career in the media, communications and cultural industries. You will also be well prepared to pursue a range of other graduate opportunities, or to move on to further study and research.
Our links with the media industries ensure that our courses and facilities are up to date. Mark Thompson, previously Director General of the BBC, has stressed the importance of our courses to such a fast changing industry: ‘As we ramp up the production of drama, comedy and radio, it is essential we have the people with the talent, skills and ideas to help us. The things taught at Teesside fit in with the way our industry is developing.’
As a Teesside student, you develop a sophisticated understanding of the world of media, advanced communication skills and a professional approach to your work within a stimulating learning environment. As a Teesside graduate you will be uniquely well prepared to play your part in creating the media of the future.
You are allocated a personal tutor to help you plan and manage your learning, becoming an increasingly confident and independent learner as you progress through your course.
An important aspect of all our work is the opportunity you have to undertake live projects through our close working relationships with local and national media organisations. We have a formal partnership with the BBC, which enables you to work with a variety of BBC departments as part of your coursework. You also benefit from our special relationship with Channel 4, who have adopted us as their chosen Media Academy, and from our partnership with the Trinity Mirror newspaper group. The work we do with a range of other partners, from small independent film companies to national newspapers provides you with access to real-world experiences and real-world contacts.
The University offers professional-standard technical, production, teaching and research facilities plus a dedicated team of specialist staff who are involved in diverse commercial production activities, as well as supporting you throughout your studies.
Our Media Centre houses a large HD television studio, radio broadcast facilities, six air-conditioned video edit suites and a separate post-production teaching facility as well as tapeless HD video cameras. Our Centre for Creative Technologies, incorporates an HD TV news studio, radio recording and edit facilities and the first purpose-built convergent newsroom in a UK university, providing you with one of the country's best teaching and learning environments in all digital aspects of media.
As a Teesside graduate you will be in the best possible position to take that first step into your chosen career – whether in journalism, film, public relations, television production, marketing, publishing, on-line content creation, teaching, research, or any of the other exciting possibilities offered by this vibrant and growing sector.