School of Computing, Media & the Arts

Student views

Student satisfaction remains consistently high as evidenced by the independent National Student Survey results each year.

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Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

Annie Mitchell

Annie Mitchell
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

'I believe my degree was essential in landing this role. The course provided an environment which encouraged me to flourish while being similar to a real-world work environment.'

Stephen Seress-Smith

Stephen Seress-Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'To me Teesside is all about opportunity, inspiration, aspiration.'

Wei Xing Yong

Wei Xing Yong
BA (Hons) Digital Character Animation, 2007

Winning the Animation award in 2009 gave me an opportunity to go on a placement year at Ubisoft Reflections.

Thomas Dohlen

Thomas Dohlen
BSc (Hons) Visualisation, 2010

'I had a clear vision that I wanted to work in visual effects … ILM did cross my mind as a company I wanted to work for, but at that point it was more a dream than reality.'

Alex Frood

Alex Frood
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

'Teesside University is fantastic with easy access to outdoor areas and national parks especially extreme sports.'

Haider Zafar

Haider Zafar
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2005

Apart from the obvious learning aspects, I really enjoyed the diversity of students coming from all over the UK and internationally too.

Jamie Matthews

Jamie Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming, PhD

'Teesside University offers everything you could want.'

Hazim Daghameen

Hazim Daghameen
BA (Hons) Computer Annimation and Visual Effects

What I like most about Teesside is that it is not just a university, you come here for lots of things not just studying. I am a volunteer at the English café and I enjoy sitting and talking to other people with different cultures and different backgrounds. Everyone here is friendly, it’s really nice here.

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Luke Bourner

Luke Bourner
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'I came to the conclusion that having a degree in computer games art and the opportunity to do work placements would give me the best chance of getting the job I want.'

Tom Craven

Tom Craven
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'Being surrounded by a lot of smart lecturers and students really helped to build a good working environment.'

Pete Ellis

Pete Ellis
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Teesside University helped me get closer to my goals – from aspiring to work in the games industry to securing my first job.

Rosemary Knowles

Rosemary Knowles
MA Concept Art for Games and Animation, 2014.

'I learned to critically analyse and reflect on my work which I believe has allowed me to become more independent.'

Shaun Stephenson

Shaun Stephenson
MSc Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications, now MA 3D Games Art

Amy Gowland

Amy Gowland
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

Lewis Birkett

Lewis Birkett
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'The skills I gained at Teesside were invaluable.'

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

I would definitely recommend Teesside University as I got a great job straight after graduating.

Selina Peart-Pearson

Selina Peart-Pearson
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

There were many reasons that I wanted to come to Teesside.

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Nopvena Rerkpreedapong

Nopvena Rerkpreedapong
MSc Computing, 2012

'I gained new experiences in both academic and social life.'

Ajay Ajaal

Ajay Ajaal
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

I believe that you only get out of life what you put in. Give it your all and Teesside University is somewhere you can excel.

Malcolm McNeely

Malcolm McNeely
PhD research

'Doing fundamental research that expands human knowledge is an inspiring idea.'

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

'The course was highly practical and 100% project assessed.'

Paul  Hichens

Paul Hichens
MSc IT

'At Teesside uni part of my MSc included modules on multimedia, database design and programming in different languages. All of this came in handy when setting up the web part of my business.'

Tom Doughty

Tom Doughty
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks

'I’m so grateful that I was given the chance to study here.'

Jordan Atkinson

Jordan Atkinson
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

What I found most valuable is how much practical experience I got.

Jordan Rowcroft

Jordan Rowcroft
BA (Hons) Web and Multimedia

My time at University gave me the confidence and skills to achieve the goals I wanted from my choice in career.

Mengnha Zhu

Mengna Zhu
MsC Software Engineering

'The relationships I have formed with fellow students have helped me so much with settling in to life in the UK, with my studies and with preparing to find a job.'

Philip  Watson

Philip Watson
BSc (Hons) Multimedia

It was an amazing few years where I met some wonderful people. Everything I did lead me to where I am now.

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Aijin Lu

Aijin Lu
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production

The final major project was my favourite. I made my first film and learnt a lot!

Natalie Bailey

Natalie Bailey
MA Journalism

'This master’s combines the prestige of an MA with the relevant professional qualifications recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. It’s a perfect combination.'

Matty  Jones

Matty Jones
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The tutors did their utmost to help me forge a career and find work experience placements, which helped me build a range of contacts.

Batyrkhan  Togaibayev

Batyrkhan Togaibayev
BA (Hons) Journalism

'Journalism is an important part of my life – since childhood, I have dreamed about this.'

Paul Fogarty

Paul Fogarty
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

'The best thing about my course is that we learn by doing.'

Neil Fatkin

Neil Fatkin
MA Journalism

'The careers advice and guidance from my tutors regarding creating my CV and application letters has been significant in gaining interviews.'

Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

'I would recommend Teesside. The course developed me a lot as a person technically and personally. The lecturers are all friendly and always happy to help out, and of course the area is great for nightlife.'

Heidi Spencer

Heidi Spencer
BA (Hons) Journalism

'The course has opened up so many doors and my network of contacts has grown immensely.'

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies
BA (Hons) Television Production Professional Practice

The education I received was really beneficial and has given me a very professional attitude towards my work.

Jemma Harris

Jemma Harris
BA (Hons) Media and Television Production Professional Practice

‘The ambitions of the course were impressive and something I wanted to be a part of.’

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Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

'I enjoyed every module – they all involve theory and practice, and will enhance my future career performance.'

Caprice-Simone  Ord

Caprice-Simone Ord
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

Chantelle Wilson

Chantelle Wilson
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'The course is awesome. The best part is the people – not just the teaching staff, but the fellow students.'

Lynne Lawson

Lynne Lawson
BA (Hons) Performance for live and recorded media

It’s not all performing – there’s essay writing and modules on radio acting and TV presenting, and we get behind the camera and learn to use the editing suite.

Amy Brannan

Amy Brannan
MA Fine Art

Studying at Teesside has been one of the best learning experiences I’ve had so far and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about studying there.

Alison Beveridge

Alison Beveridge
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

The expertise of the staff covered a huge variety of genres.

Joe  Tasker

Joe Tasker
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media, 2014

If you have your mind set on something in the course, it can help you strengthen your skills in that area, and even better, make you gain new ones you might not have realised you had.

Tom Salmon

Tom Salmon
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'The course helped us to prepare for, and be mindful of, going into industry after graduation.'

Natasha Spence

Natasha Magee
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'When I asked my tutors for advice and sought their guidance they were always willing to help.'