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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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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.’

Loukia (Lucy) Kyriakidou

Loukia (Lucy) Kyriakidou
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

Teesside opened up so many opportunities for me as student. And now as a business, Teesside University also offers opportunities such as networking events and business support.

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.'

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

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.

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.'

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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.

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.

Rebecca Pearce

Rebecca Pearce
BA (Hons) Visual Effects

I heard that Teesside was one of the best places to study visual effects so I visited an open day and that made my mind up.

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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.'

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.'

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.

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.'

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.

Shaun Stephenson

Shaun Stephenson
MSc Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications, now MA 3D Games Art

Kai Du

Kai Du
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

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Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

Phil Watson

Phil Watson
BSc (Hons) Multimedia

'I had an amazing few years at Teesside. 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.

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.'

Malcolm McNeely

Malcolm McNeely
PhD research

'Doing fundamental research that expands human knowledge is an inspiring idea.'

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.'

Peter Williamson

Peter Williamson
BSc (Hons) Computing

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.'

Michael Lazenby

Michael Lazenby
BSc (Hons) Web and Multimedia

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

Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates
BSc (Hons) Computing

'I had a lot of support from the placement and careers service. They often ran lectures on tips for CVs, interviews and networking sites such as LinkedIn.'

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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.

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.'

Heidi Spencer

Heidi Spencer
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

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.’

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.

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.

TJ Simon

TJ Simon
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

I wanted the opportunity to engage with industry professionals in an environment that would allow me to thrive with like-minded colleagues.

Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones
Graduated with honours in TV production

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

Phil Makinson, FdA Journalism

Phil Makinson
FdA Journalism

'I really enjoy the thrill of the adrenaline rush of having to hit a deadline.'

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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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.'

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.

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.

Caprice-Simone  Ord

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

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.'

Alison Beveridge

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

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

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.

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.'