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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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.'

Keiran Froom

Keiran Froom
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects*

'The scholarship has allowed me to spend invaluable time with my young daughter, and the opportunity to buy the equipment and licences to study at home.'

Yancun Wang

Yancun Wang
MA Digital Character Animation

'Teesside appealed to me because the University is on one campus.'

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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.

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.'

Jamie Matthews

Jamie Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming, PhD

'Teesside University offers everything you could want.'

Jono Tillson

Jono Tillson
BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation

I’ve got a great foundation on which to build on professionally, and it was a truly character-building experience.

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.'

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.

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Kai Du

Kai Du
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

The Computer Games Art course gives you everything you need to progress your career.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

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.'

Scott Reed

Scott Reed
BSc (Hons) Games Development

'The course prepared me for my future career, as it was so varied, from design to 3D modelling, programming to actually experiencing the role of a team leader.'

Pete Ellis

Pete Ellis
MA Computer Games Art

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

Craig Buckton

Craig Buckton
BA (Hons) Computer Games Animation

'My course has certainly steered me in the right direction. The University has a lot of connections in the games industry which is really helpful.'

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.'

Anaïs Flynn

Anaïs Flynn
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

The facilities for the course are amazing. There are plenty of high-spec computers and tablets.

Lewis Birkett

Lewis Birkett
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'The skills I gained at Teesside were invaluable.'

Alvaro Canet Amat

Alvaro Canet Amat
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I came to Teesside University because it is a really good university with excellent facilities for design.

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Michael Lojko

Michael Lojko
BSc (Hons) Software Development

I had an amazing time and I've continued to keep a close, personal connection with Teesside University. I am very proud of my roots and very excited to see the future talent the university is going to produce.

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.'

Anthony  Lee

Anthony Lee
Computing, BSc (Hons)

Staff are very knowledgeable and the design of the course was excellent all round.

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.'

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.

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

Anna Karolina Braniecka

Anna Karolina Braniecka
MSc IT Management

'I’ve found my tutors to be very supportive. They’re very straightforward people – friendly, approachable, almost always available.'

Antony  Daley

Antony Daley
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

'The best bit about the course was the end result - my first-class degree has changed my life.'

Francis Hung Kwong Ho

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

The teaching and the facilities were everything I hoped for.

Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

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Dom Shaw

Dom Shaw
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

'The Radio Broadcasting module was absolutely brilliant – I really enjoyed it.'

Bethany Dean

Bethany Dean
BA (Hons) Media Studies*

'I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Teesside, the degree gave me so opportunities which I hadn’t even dreamed of.'

Ravi Sachdev

Ravi Sachdev
MA Television Production

'My MA degree had a massive influence on employers to employ me.'

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!

Jing (Coco) Zhao

Jing (Coco) Zhao
BA (Hons) TV and Film Production

'Apart from the technical skills I learned from the University, the placement and opportunities that Teesside University offered me was most helpful for my career.'

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).

Adam Mann

Adam Mann
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production*

'Being nominated itself was an honour, but actually winning was a dream. My course has prepared me perfectly for the world of industry.'

Tom Burton

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.

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.’

Jack Dodsworth

Jack Dodsworth
BA (Hons) Journalism

'The highlight was interviewing gaming legend, Rhianna Pratchett.'

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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.

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.'

Alison Beveridge

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

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

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.'

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

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.'