School of Computing & Digital Technologies

Student views

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

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Yngvill Hopen

Yngvill Hopen
MA Concept Art for Games and Animation

My time at Teesside made me more confident in my work, and got me started with my contact network, which has been invaluable in the process of getting to where I am now.

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.'

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.'

Chris  Walter

Chris Walter
BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media

'Teesside University helped me develop my skills in design, project and people management.'

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.

Yancun Wang

Yancun Wang
MA Digital Character Animation

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

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

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.

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.'

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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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.

Lewis Birkett

Lewis Birkett
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'The skills I gained at Teesside were invaluable.'

Stefan Oprisan

Stefan Oprisan
BA (Hons) 3D Games Art

Without the University’s careers service and constant LinkedIn sessions, I wouldn’t have had a CV that would have impressed industry professionals.

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.

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Ellen  Dudley

Ellen Dudley
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

When I go to new studios I always know people through the connections I made at Animex - it's definitely made me feel at home in the industry.

Daniel Green

Daniel Green
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I feel that the course successfully prepared me and got me where I wanted to be.

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.

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.

Amy Gowland

Amy Gowland
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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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.

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.

Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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.

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.'

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

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.'

Michael Lazenby

Michael Lazenby
BSc (Hons) Web and Multimedia

The facilities available on campus had everything I needed when I needed it.

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.'

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Jack Dodsworth

Jack Dodsworth
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

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.

Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones
Graduated with honours in TV production

'I became video editor within three years of graduating.'

Heidi Spencer

Heidi Spencer
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

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.'

Stuart Wareham

Stuart Wareham
BSc (Hons) Media Technology

I look back on my time with great fondness. Teesside University provided me with the greatest of life experiences.

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.'

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.

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.'

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.'

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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.

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.'

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.'

Caprice-Simone  Ord

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

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.

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.'

Alison Beveridge

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

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