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
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.'

Michelle Backett

Michelle Blackett
BA (Hons) Product Design

'I’m passionate about product design. I chose Teesside University because I was extremely impressed with the lecturers and the facilities available to students. I visited three times to make sure it was the right decision, and each time it was better than I’d imagined.'

Kerry  Neesam

Kerry Neesam
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

I chose Teesside University because of the great reviews of the campus, people and creative courses.

Lewis Pennicott

Lewis Pennicott
BA (Hons) Product design

It’s a great course which teaches the essential skills needed to be a top product designer.

Louis-Nicolas  Creusat

Louis-Nicolas Creusat
BA Design, 2005

Graduating from Teesside allowed me to access one the best design schools in France. I now run my own design agency in Paris.

Stacey Nottingham

Stacey Nottingham
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

'The tutors were great, they let us show our creativity and were always there for us.'

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.’

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell
BA (Hons) Industrial Design

'I enjoyed the hands-on model-making side of the course. This tied in nicely with the rapid prototyping facility on campus.'

Louuise Roberts

Louise Roberts
BA (Hons) Interior Design

'The technical and creative training I received was a great basis to build on when starting out in practice.'

Tab 2
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.'

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.'

Tom  Craven

Tom Craven
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming, 2012

The course had a strong focus on everything that the industry expects and made it really easy to transition from the final year of education to paid employment.

Stephen Seress-Smith

Stephen Seress-Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Satish Shewhorak

Satish Shewhorak
PhD research

'It has been a voyage of discovery, self-discovery, and self-improvement.'

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.

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.

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.'

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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.'

Tab 3
Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.'

Kyeron Sayers

Kyeron Sayers
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'I thank Teesside University for believing I was a student worth considering. My journey at university has only just begun but I can't wait to see what's in store for me.'

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.

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.

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.

Amy Gowland

Amy Gowland
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

Selina Peart-Pearson

Selina Peart-Pearson
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Tab 4
Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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.

John Thompson

John Thompson
BSC (Hons) Computer Science, 1992

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

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

Tom Doughty

Tom Doughty
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks

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

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.'

Francis Hung Kwong Ho

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

The teaching and the facilities were everything I hoped for.

Jordan Atkinson

Jordan Atkinson
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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

Anthony  Lee

Anthony Lee
Computing, BSc (Hons)

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

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.'

Tab 5
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.'

Amani Ibrahimi

Amani Ibrahimi
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism with NCTJ Qualification

The course offered value for money – it’s got me where I am today, and without it I would not have been able to benefit from these fantastic opportunities.

John Coulson

John Coulson
BA (Hons) Media Studies

'I also enjoyed the social side. I met loads of really great people from diverse backgrounds and many of us have gone on to be very successful.'

Qasim Baig

Qasim Baig
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production*

'Coming here was the best decision I made and I guarantee it will put you on the right path towards achieving your dreams.'

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.'

Batyrkhan  Togaibayev

Batyrkhan Togaibayev
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

Dom Shaw

Dom Shaw
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

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

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’

Hannah Dodsworth

Hannah Dodsworth
BA (Hons) Journalism

I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone. So much so my younger brother is now studying here and loving it too.

Katt Mudd

Katt Mudd
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production

I did something different every day on the placement – from filming for meetings to filming patient stories.

Tab 6
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.

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.'

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.'

Caprice-Simone  Ord

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

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.'

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.'