School of Computing, Media & the Arts

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Ryan Harrison

Ryan is listed in Develop magazine’s 2017 30 under 30, they describe him as someone who ‘has always pushed the boundaries, with an ability to create things that were not previously thought possible.’

Ryan Harrison

BA (Hons) Computer Animation

I really enjoyed working with other students and having access to some awesome equipment.

What brought you to study at Teesside University?

I wanted to come to Teesside to study as I’d heard its reputation for animation courses. I also fell in love with the motion capture facilities when I came to visit.

Best thing about your course?

I really enjoyed working with other students and having access to some awesome equipment. I particularly enjoyed the final year of the degree as I was able to research my areas of interest and focus on the skills I wanted to develop. I based my final project on motion capture and games. My favourite modules were Animation for Games and Animation Techniques.

Tell us about your social life.

I made some good friends on the course who were great to work with. I spent plenty of time in the Students’ Union, cafes and library with them.

What have you done since graduating?

My first job was a Junior Motion Capture Artist at Audiomotion. I've also worked at Rockstar, The Imaginarium Studios, and completed other freelance projects over the last few years. My current role is as Technical Artist at EA Games.

Best thing about Teesside?

The facilities and access to experienced tutors and industry professionals really helped to push me in the right direction. I particularly enjoyed studying extra games modules.
My most valuable piece of advice is to enjoy experimenting and the crazy amount of creative freedom you have while studying at Teesside.