Teesside University enjoys a long-standing and well-deserved reputation in the exciting fields of animation and visual effects. Our courses are designed for careers as in film, television and games.
Recent Teesside graduates have been employed by Framestore, Double Negative, Cinesite, The Mill, Ubisoft, Bloom Studio, Cubic Motion and Studio Liddell.
Teesside is ranked 18th in the Animation Career Review list of top international animation schools.
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The high quality of computing courses at Teesside has been recognised by a national review undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. A report by the British Computer Society highlighted 'the positive approach to course delivery, innovation and student support'.
Teesside is one of the best-equipped learning environments for anybody seeking a career in animation or visual effects.
Recognised areas of excellence in the School of Computing, such as entertainment computing, are supported by strong research activity and several members of staff have international reputations as acknowledged experts in their fields.
A number of recent collaborative research projects have been funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the European Commission (under the Information Society Technologies programme of the 5th and 6th European Frameworks). These projects have been in the field of virtual reality and multimodal interfaces with applications to digital arts and entertainment, such as interactive television, virtual reality art and computer games.
We also support applied research and technology transfer, with involvement in a number of teaching company schemes and knowledge transfer partnerships.
Animex is one of the largest animation festivals in the UK and is run by School of Computing staff with support from many regional organisations and student volunteers.
The event has a major animation screening programme as well as professional workshops and other events which give you an opportunity to meet and talk to some of the key players in the animation and games world.
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The MProf and DProf are available if you want to undertake research relevant to your career. A limited number of studentships and scholarships may be available. Paid research assistantships may also be available, subject to funding.
Excellent research facilities include sophisticated motion capture equipment, immersive projection systems and an eight-node PC cluster with advanced graphics hardware.
Areas in which research degrees can be offered include: