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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Yancun Wang

Yancun Wang
MA Digital Character Animation

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

Ruthie Nielsen

Ruthie Nielsen
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

When I visited Teesside everyone was so passionate about animation and so warm and friendly that I knew I wanted to go there straight away.

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.

Oliver Dawson

Oliver Dawson
Graduated with honours in visualisation, class of 2002

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.'

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.'

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

Jamie Matthews

Jamie Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming, PhD

'Teesside University offers everything you could want.'

Jordan Grimmer

Jordan Grimmer
MA Concept Art for Games and Animation

The thing I loved most about my time on the course was how I was able to really concentrate on developing the skills that I felt would help me progress into a future career.

Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

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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.

Kai Du

Kai Du
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

Amadeo Claramunt Giner

Amadeo Claramunt Giner
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

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.'

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.'

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.'

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Matthew Protheroe-Hill

Matthew Protheroe-Hill
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks

'Getting a degree in Cybersecurity and Networks will be the perfect platform for me.'

Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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.'

Matthew Charlton

Matthew Charlton
BSc (Hons) Computing

Coming from studying art and design in college, I really enjoyed designing websites as part of that course.

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.

Jordan Atkinson

Jordan Atkinson
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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

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.'

Ajay Ajaal

Ajay Ajaal
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

I believe that you only get out of life what you put in. Give it your all and Teesside University is somewhere you can excel.

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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.'

Ravi Sachdev

Ravi Sachdev
MA Television Production

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

Judyta Kulpa

Judyta Kulpa
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

I’ve made great connections for the future which is important in this industry. It’s helped me by opening my eyes to the opportunities there are.

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.

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.'

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.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson
MA Journalism

'My master's provided a route to complete my National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification, which is essential when looking for a career in journalism – and most universities don’t provide this route.'

Leanne Johnson Arnison

Leanne Johnson Arnison
MA Journalism

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.'

Sam Blacklock

Sam Blacklock
BA (Hons) Sport Journalism

'This course will certainly help me achieve my ambitions.'

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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.'

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.

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.

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.

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.