media

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.

  • » Develop a sophisticated understanding of the media, up-to-date communication skills and a professional approach to your work
  • » Get involved in regular masterclasses with key industry figures such as Tom Gutteridge, Richard Klein and Howard Burch
  • » Take advantage of our close links with the Royal Television Society, the BBC, Channel 4 and the Trinity Mirror newspaper group

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.

Live projects

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.

Excellent prospects

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, research, or any of the other exciting possibilities offered by this vibrant and growing sector.

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.

  • Paul Bailey
  • Senior Lecturer (Media)
  • T: 01642 342377
  • E: p.bailey@tees.ac.uk
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  • Stephanie Fremaux
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Media & Journalism)
  • T: 01642 342364
  • E: s.fremaux@tees.ac.uk
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  • Samm Haillay
  • Senior Lecturer (Media Production)
  • T: 01642 342365
  • E: s.haillay@tees.ac.uk
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  • Mark Handscomb
  • Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism
  • T: 01642 738697
  • E: m.handscomb@tees.ac.uk
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  • Warren Harrison
  • Principal Lecturer (Media Production)
  • T: 01642 342376
  • E: w.harrison@tees.ac.uk
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  • Michael Kirkup
  • Senior Lecturer (Media Studies)
  • E: m.kirkup@tees.ac.uk
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  • Fin McMorran
  • Senior Lecturer (New Media)
  • T: 01642 384049
  • E: f.mcmorran@tees.ac.uk
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  • Mick Stockton
  • Principal Lecturer in Business Engagement
  • T: 01642 342376
  • E: mick.stockton@tees.ac.uk
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  • Bethany Usher
  • Senior Lecturer (Media & Journalism)
  • T: 01642 738479
  • E: b.usher@tees.ac.uk
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  • Graham Waite
  • Senior Lecturer (Contemporary Media Production Professional Practice)
  • T: 01642 384088
  • E: r.g.waite@tees.ac.uk
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  • Lucy Jolly
  • Senior Lecturer in Media Production
  • T: 01642 342365
  • E: lucy.jolly@tees.ac.uk
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  • Ben Young
  • Senior Lecturer (Writing & Directing for the Screen)
  • T: 01642 342365
  • E: benjamin.young@tees.ac.uk
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  • Matt Dennis
  • Creative Director
  • T: 01642 384056
  • E: matt.dennis@tees.ac.uk
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  • Paul Dave
  • Senior Lecturer Media (Contemporary Narrative Theory & Practice)
  • T: 01642 384042
  • E: p.dave@tees.ac.uk
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  • Mark Oxley
  • Mark Oxley, BA (Hons) TV and Film Production
  • I tried to create a diverse skillset for myself, learning how to operate a camera, how to edit, and how to produce content.
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  • Katt Mudd
  • BA (Hons) Television and Film Production
  • I did something different every day on the placement – from filming for meetings to filming patient stories.
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  • Dom Shaw
  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice
  • 'The Radio Broadcasting module was absolutely brilliant – I really enjoyed it.'
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  • Mark McCarrick
  • BA (Hons) Television and Film Production
  • You don’t have to wait until you graduate to start making contacts and establishing your career, as Mark is finding out.
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  • Roger Shannon
  • Humanities
  • Film Producer and Consultant. 'The University greatly aided my career with a marvellous degree in Humanities and the opportunity to set up and run the Film Society.'
  • Tom Burton
  • BA (Hons) Media Studies
  • As well as learning a lot of hands-on production skills, media studies looks at commonplace or popular culture in a rigorous academic way.
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  • Rebecka Pitman
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast Media
  • 'Teesside University puts great emphasis on getting students into work, and that’s what I’m driven to do.'
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  • Tom Mulliner
  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • 'Support from University staff was great. I know that they will still offer me advice if I need it.'
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