School of Computing, Media & the Arts

Student views

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

Tab 1
Átila  Souza Oliveira

Átila Souza Oliveira
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Átila is here as an international student from Brazil, studying a BA (Hons) Graphic design on a Science Without Borders scholarship.

Helen  Hurry

Helen Hurry
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

My tutors helped me to get placements during the summer. This gave me amazing experience and was great for my CV.

Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma

Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma
MA Future Design

'Launchpad is a great asset for graduates wanting to go into business and I developed great networking skills. My highlight was showcasing Cotilda’s Fashion Limited at Africa Fashion Week London 2016.’

Jennifer Crewdson

Jennifer Crewdson
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

'Teesside University developed my design thinking and problem-solving skills, encouraging me to find surprising lateral solutions to briefs.'

Craig Fell

Craig Fell
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Rachael Eland

Rachael Eland
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

'Feedback and regular assessments kept my work focused and ensured I was on track for my deadlines.'

Malcolm Hall

Malcolm Hall
BA (Hons) Design Marketing

Steve Wills

Steve Wills
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Olivia Monaghan

Olivia Monaghan
MA Future Design

'It’s a great place to study.'

Olivier Blanc

Olivier Blanc
BA (Hons) Industrial Design

'When I came for my interview, I really enjoyed their approach and culture. I felt I would learn a lot.'

Tab 2
Stephen Seress-Smith

Stephen Seress-Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

The staff are friendly, the facilities are great and there are lots of opportunities.

Emilis Baltrusaitis

Emilis Baltrusaitis
BA Computer Animation and Visual Effects, 2015

Students are competitive with each other, but also willing to help each other improve.

Gabriella  Mursch

Gabriella Mursch
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and MA Computer Animation and Visual Effects

'This is one of the best places to study Animation and Visual Effects.'

Daniel Crook

Daniel Crook
BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation

'University prepared me by giving me a broad range of skills, whilst allowing me to specialise into the field that I was most interested in.'

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.

Oliver Dawson

Oliver Dawson
Graduated with honours in visualisation, class of 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.'

Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

Jamie Matthews

Jamie Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming, PhD

'Teesside University offers everything you could want.'

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

Tab 3
Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Ellen Dudley

Ellen Dudley
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

I was able to apply my previous knowledge of fine art principles whilst learning new software and skills I had never touched on before

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.'

Brandon Lane

Brandon Lane
BA (Hons) Computer Games Animation

'The tutors have industry experience so they understand what it takes to be in the industry and will help you go beyond what you can currently achieve.'

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

Emma  Charnley

Emma Charnley
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

You can’t really put a price on the effect university has had on my life. It definitely seemed worth the cost to me, I can say some of my happiest memories were in those three years and now I have a great job to show for it.

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.'

Henrique Coli Schumann

Henrique Coli Schumann
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I choose Teesside because it has one of the best game programming courses in the UK and having higher education is important to have a better chance of finding a good job

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Tab 4
Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

Deborah Matthews

Deborah Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, class of 2008

'I could have studied at a Scottish university for free, but I thought it was worth paying to come to Teesside – it’s a forward-thinking university.'

Peter Williamson

Peter Williamson
BSc (Hons) Computing

Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

I have enjoyed the course, and my grades reflect this. I have also enjoyed student life here.

Francis Hung Kwong Ho

Francis Hung Kwong Ho
BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 1979

The teaching and the facilities were everything I hoped for.

Katherine Joyce

Katherine Joyce
MSc Computing

'Teesside University has great facilities on campus and the staff really make themselves available so I felt supported all the way.'

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.'

John Thompson

John Thompson
BSC (Hons) Computer Science, 1992

Given the choice to do it again, I would still choose Teesside University.

Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

Having access to staff with a mixture of academic and industrial backgrounds was fantastic.

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

Tab 5
Rebecca Porter

Rebecca Porter
BA (Hons) Media Production Professional Practice

‘I like how everything at Teesside University is next to each other – it feels like its own community’

Paul Fogarty

Paul Fogarty
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

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

Mary  Rudgard

Mary Rudgard
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The course gave me skills in areas I didn’t even expect.

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.

Phil Makinson, FdA Journalism

Phil Makinson
FdA Journalism

'I really enjoy the thrill of the adrenaline rush of having to hit a deadline.'

Katie  Riley

Katie Riley
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production

'My work experience has helped me understand what I want to do when I graduate.'

Jemma Ferguson-Gale

Jemma Ferguson-Gale
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

I now have experience from a national magazine, a well-respected PR company and experience from University working on T-Side (The University Newspaper).

Lucy  Banks

Lucy Banks
BA (Hons) Television Production*

'I liked Teesside best – I was impressed by the campus and the state-of-the-art newsroom and broadcast studio facilities in the Athena Building.'

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.'

Rob Sedgwick

Rob Sedgwick
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The placement was great experience, and I learnt a lot.

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Alison Beveridge

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

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

Charlotte Brinksman

Charlotte Brinksman
BA (Hons) Dance

'The teaching offers us ideas … and encourages us to develop our own style.'

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.

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.'

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.'

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.