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
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.'

Steve Wills

Steve Wills
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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.’

Olivia Monaghan

Olivia Monaghan
MA Future Design

'It’s a great place to study.'

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.

Craig Fell

Craig Fell
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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.'

Malcolm Hall

Malcolm Hall
BA (Hons) Design Marketing

Ben  Page

Ben Page
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

'I chose Teesside because the course appealed to me.'

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

The teaching staff are brilliant and supportive and the facilities are excellent.

Tab 2
Chris  Walter

Chris Walter
BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media

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

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.'

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.'

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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.'

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.

Hazim Daghameen

Hazim Daghameen
BA (Hons) Computer Annimation and Visual Effects

What I like most about Teesside is that it is not just a university, you come here for lots of things not just studying. I am a volunteer at the English café and I enjoy sitting and talking to other people with different cultures and different backgrounds. Everyone here is friendly, it’s really nice here.

India Barnardo

India Barnardo
BA (Hons) Digital Character Animation

‘I recommend Teesside University and the course because of the warmth of the people, the superb facilities and because it hosts Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games.’

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

Tab 3
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.'

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

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.'

Selina Peart-Pearson

Selina Peart-Pearson
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.'

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.

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.

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

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.'

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.'

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.'

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.

Nopvena Rerkpreedapong

Nopvena Rerkpreedapong
MSc Computing, 2012

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

Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

Samantha Hurley

Samantha Hurley
Foundation degree Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

'Teesside has a great reputation for computing degrees so it was my only choice when I decided to change career direction.'

Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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.'

Tab 5
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).

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.

Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones
Graduated with honours in TV production

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

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.'

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.'

Ravi Sachdev

Ravi Sachdev
MA Television Production

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

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.’

Rob Sedgwick

Rob Sedgwick
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The placement was great experience, and I learnt a lot.

Patrick Berry

Patrick Berry
BA (Hons) TV Production Professional Practice and MA Creative Writing

'The best part was having real-life professionals taking the classes. To have somebody who knows how the industry works and can offer up experience and tips was so valuable.'

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.'

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.'

Charlotte Brinksman

Charlotte Brinksman
BA (Hons) Dance

'The teaching offers us ideas … and encourages us to develop our own style.'

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.

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.

Alison Beveridge

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

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

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.'