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
Malcolm Hall

Malcolm Hall
BA (Hons) Design Marketing

Olivia Monaghan

Olivia Monaghan
MA Future Design

'It’s a great place to study.'

Craig Fell

Craig Fell
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Kerry  Neesam

Kerry Neesam
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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

Rachael Eland

Rachael Eland
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

'Feedback and regular assessments kept my work focused and ensured I was on track for my deadlines.'

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.

Helen  Hurry

Helen Hurry
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

My tutors helped me to get placements during the summer. This gave me amazing experience and was great for my CV.

Lui Zatrak

Lui Zatrak
BA (Hons) Product Design, 2015

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

Ben  Page

Ben Page
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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

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.'

Tab 2
Oliver Dawson

Oliver Dawson
Graduated with honours in visualisation, class of 2002

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.'

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.

Chris  Walter

Chris Walter
BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media

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

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.

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.

Stephen Seress-Smith

Stephen Seress-Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'To me Teesside is all about opportunity, inspiration, aspiration.'

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.'

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.

Yancun Wang

Yancun Wang
MA Digital Character Animation

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

Tab 3
Kai Du

Kai Du
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

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.'

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.

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.'

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.'

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

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

Tab 4
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.'

Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

Jordan Atkinson

Jordan Atkinson
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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

Malcolm McNeely

Malcolm McNeely
PhD research

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

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

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.'

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.'

Tom Doughty

Tom Doughty
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks

'I’m so grateful that I was given the chance to study here.'

John Thompson

John Thompson
BSC (Hons) Computer Science, 1992

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

Tab 5
Rebecca Porter

Rebecca Porter
BA (Hons) Media Production Professional Practice

‘I like how everything at Teesside University is next to each other – it feels like its own community’

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.

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.'

Mark Oxley

Mark Oxley
BA (Hons) TV and Film Production

I tried to create a diverse skillset for myself, learning how to operate a camera, how to edit, and how to produce content.

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.'

Dom Shaw

Dom Shaw
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

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

Jack Dodsworth

Jack Dodsworth
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

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.'

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies
BA (Hons) Television Production Professional Practice

The education I received was really beneficial and has given me a very professional attitude towards my work.

Crystal Cha

Crystal Cha
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

I had great feedback and mentoring from the lecturers who were actual practitioners themselves.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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.'