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
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.'

Lui Zatrak

Lui Zatrak
BA (Hons) Product Design, 2015

I got introduced to many new skills and was guided to continuously improve on them.

Olivia Monaghan

Olivia Monaghan
MA Future Design

'It’s a great place to study.'

Craig Fell

Craig Fell
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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.

Kerry  Neesam

Kerry Neesam
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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

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.'

Ben Russi

Ben Russi
BA (Hons) Product Design*

'The degree at Teesside helped to give me the confidence to apply and push for a role with such an innovative company.'

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.'

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.’

Tab 2
Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

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.'

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

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.

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

Xin Zhao from China

Xin Zhao from China
BA (Hons) Computer Animation Character Animation

At the graduation show, ExpoTees, I had an interview with Ubisoft and they offered me an animation internship.

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.

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.

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.'

Tab 3
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.

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.'

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.'

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

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.

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

Kai Du

Kai Du
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.'

Tab 4
Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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.'

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.'

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.'

John Thompson

John Thompson
BSC (Hons) Computer Science, 1992

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

Nopvena Rerkpreedapong

Nopvena Rerkpreedapong
MSc Computing, 2012

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

Francis Hung Kwong Ho

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

The teaching and the facilities were everything I hoped for.

Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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.'

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

Tab 5
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!

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.

Dom Shaw

Dom Shaw
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

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

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.'

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.'

Paul Fogarty

Paul Fogarty
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

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

Ravi Sachdev

Ravi Sachdev
MA Television Production

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

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).

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.

Tom Etherington

Tom Etherington
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

'My time at Teesside University was the best possible preparation for my career. The degree allowed me to gain a wide range of skills and experiences, rivalling any other course on offer.'

Tab 6
Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.'

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.'

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.'

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.