School of Computing, Media & the Arts

Student views

Aleix Merlos Vela

Aleix came from Spain to study here.

Aleix  Merlos Vela

BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

There were many reasons that I wanted to come to Teesside. One of them was that I was told it was a very good university for Games Art and I wanted to try to practice my English and to get a job here.

Why did you choose to study at Teesside?

There were many reasons that I wanted to come to Teesside. One of them was that I was told it was a very good university for Games Art and I wanted to try to practice my English and to get a job here.

How do you think that your course at Teesside will help you in your future career?

I think it will help me a lot simply because of the reputation of the university. This is important in industry. There are many good facilities at Teesside too, especially the computer labs, there were only half the facilities in Spain so I can really improve my work.

If you were going to recommend Teesside University to other international students what would you say?

I would definitely say try to work hard on your projects, try to use all the facilities, try to ask the tutors as many questions as you can, try to get different ideas from different students and people here and put it all together.

What do you enjoy about your course?

I really enjoy trying to create a character, I get to model him and I was working this year to be able to double my skills as a character artist. I am happy that I get to work on that and practice different styles.