Design

Our degrees combine artistic flair and creativity with teamwork and a business-like, client-focused approach - and our teaching includes all of these strands.

Be inspired and expand your talents while we introduce you to essential knowledge, skills and practices. We're at the cutting edge of teaching and learning, and we've high expectations of you.

  • » Work on live studio projects and collaborate with employers - all great experiences
  • » Enjoy our dedicated studio, exhibition and workshop areas
  • » Exhibit and present to external organisations and audiences, and take part in prestigious regional, national and international competitions
  • » Feel assured - our design students gave us 90% for satisfaction (National Student Survey 2013)

Most learning and teaching takes place in spacious and flexible studios, well supported by extensive digital resources and a wide range of industry-standard software. The Athena Building provides a superb purpose-built undergraduate teaching facility for Art & Design students. We have dedicated fine art studios, experimental workshops and access to first-class new media facilities. We offer facilities for printmaking, photography, woodworking, metal, glass, plastics, reverse engineering, new media and rapid prototyping, all enhanced by excellent technical support.

  • Mark Beckwith
  • Senior Lecturer (Industrial Design)
  • T: 01642 384674
  • E: m.beckwith@tees.ac.uk
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  • Robert Burton
  • Principal Lecturer in Design (Head of Section)
  • T: 01642 384085
  • E: r.burton@tees.ac.uk
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  • Marcus Diamond
  • Senior Lecturer (Design)
  • T: 01642 738059
  • E: m.diamond@tees.ac.uk
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  • Mark Freary
  • Principal Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • T: 01642 342370
  • E: m.a.freary@tees.ac.uk
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  • Leanda French
  • Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design/Digital Media
  • T: 01642 738104
  • E: m.gilkes@tees.ac.uk
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  • Michael Hall
  • Senior Lecturer (Graphic Design)
  • T: 01642 342360
  • E: michael.hall@tees.ac.uk
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  • Neil McLaren
  • Senior Lecturer (Design)
  • T: 01642 342146
  • E: neil.mclaren@tees.ac.uk
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  • Mike McLean
  • Head of Art & Design
  • T: 01642 342378
  • E: m.h.mclean@tees.ac.uk
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  • Michael O'Malley
  • Lecturer (Graphic Design)
  • T: 01642 738214
  • E: m.omalley@tees.ac.uk
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  • Peter Reid
  • Senior Lecturer (Design Marketing)
  • T: 01642 342369
  • E: p.reid@tees.ac.uk
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  • Kate Sill
  • Senior Lecturer (Graphic Design)
  • T: 01642 342560
  • E: k.sill@tees.ac.uk
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Richard Sober
  • Richard Sober
  • Principal Lecturer
  • T: 01642 342374
  • E: r.sober@tees.ac.uk
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  • Lui Zatrak
  • BA (Hons) Product Design, 2015
  • I got introduced to many new skills and was guided to continuously improve on them.
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  • Steve Wills
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • A Teesside degree in graphic design opened up a rewarding career and a successful award-winning business for Steve.
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  • Jennifer Crewdson
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • 'Teesside University developed my design thinking and problem-solving skills, encouraging me to find surprising lateral solutions to briefs.'
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  • Helen Hurry
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • My tutors helped me to get placements during the summer. This gave me amazing experience and was great for my CV.
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  • Rachael Eland
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • 'Feedback and regular assessments kept my work focused and ensured I was on track for my deadlines.'
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  • Lewis Pennicott
  • BA (Hons) Product design
  • It’s a great course which teaches the essential skills needed to be a top product designer.
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  • Ryan Crawford
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • 'I wanted to study here because the course has a good reputation and because it’s my local university.'
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  • Jason Ingram
  • BA (Hons) Product Design - Industrial Design and Transportation
  • 'I recommend Teesside University – the course got me ready for so many different things.'
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