The School of Design, Culture & the Arts

The School of Design, Culture & the Arts is a diverse and enterprising group, spanning practice-led subjects like Art and Design , Dance, Acting and TV production as well as English Studies, History and Media Studies. We are committed to providing you with the very best educational experience in a supportive environment.

'We incorporate field trips, live projects and competitions into the curriculum, where possible, to extend your knowledge and understanding of your subject. The School has an excellent reputation in a number of areas. It is very proud to have high scores in student satisfaction with 100% satisfaction in English Studies and in Journalism and extremely high scores elsewhere.

'The School staff were entered in three Research Excellence Framework submissions in Art and Design, English and History. Academic staff remain committed to their research and practice and this informs their teaching, ensuring that their teaching retains an up to date vitality.

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, is part of Teesside University and art and design students will now have the opportunity to be taught in the mima studio. mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft.

The School of Design, Culture & the Arts has recently established a good relationship with Suzhou College in China which will enable field trips to take place. Other Erasmus and study abroad opportunities are on offer and the School also recruits from a wide global intake so we are proud to have a truly international feel.
Jill Morgan, Dean, School of Design, Culture & the Arts

We studied at Teesside’s School of Design, Culture & the Arts

Art and design

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima)
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Teesside University provides you with an individual studio from the very start and access to cutting-edge facilities with skilled technicians that can help you create and innovate. We have a dedicated print room with bookbinding, a media centre that lends out cameras and equipment (even video drones), soundproof recording studios, green-screen production studios, Mac and PC labs, a stellar workshop for wood, 3D printing, metalworking and welding, and access to fashion and textiles studios. We are one of the only art programmes in the UK with darkrooms to work with analogue photography.

English studies

Our dedicated teaching team is made up of nine academic staff. We have a commitment to innovation and research in learning and teaching; the School's Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator is a member of the section and Professor Ben Knights (National Teaching Fellow, 2001) is currently seconded to direct the English Subject Centre. In September 2005 we welcomed a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, novelist Jonathan Tulloch, to the School and University.


It's an honour ...
Antony Gormley OBE

Antony Gormley OBE, Doctor of Letters, Installation Artist

I am delighted to be associated with the University of Teesside that continues a commitment to creativity and technology in a vigorous and incisive way

We have ten academic staff in history and three research staff who combine outstanding teaching and research in exciting ways. We are also making innovative teaching and research links nationally and internationally. We offer undergraduate programmes and a master's award.


In Media we have 11 academic staff delivering undergraduate programmes in media production (including modules in radio and print journalism), television production, multimedia journalism and media studies. Media staff come from a range of backgrounds reflecting the contemporary academic media world and media industries. We have a Media Centre, equipped with industry-standard production kit. We also have a new Athena Building, featuring a digital news studio and the first purpose-built, convergent newsroom in a UK university.


For an informal chat about any of our courses, contact the School of Design, Culture & the Arts .