Undergraduate study

Our students

Luke Bourner

Luke came to Teesside through clearing to pursue a career in computer games.

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.'

Luke Bourner

What brought you to Teesside University through clearing?


I live locally so I was already familiar with the University, but hadn’t originally applied to study here. When another learning provider let me down, I spoke to people I knew in the industry and 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. The University’s links to industry was really appealing.

I spoke to the admissions tutor close to the start of term and he told me I wasn’t too late – he approved my application and I was accepted to university. This all took place within about a week.

What do you enjoy about your course?


I enjoy working with other talented people, and learning all of the latest software, tools and techniques. The campus has very useful facilities.

My favourite module is Introduction to 3D Modelling because that is what I really came here to study.

What advice would you give to someone interested in computer games art?


For anybody wanting to study game art, I would say there is a lot more to it than most people think. Make sure you are prepared and know what you're getting in to – this industry is very competitive.

Would you recommend Teesside University to others?


Yes, I would recommend Teesside and my course. There are lots of facilities and great tutors, and the modules are fun and interesting.