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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Paulo Batista de Almeida Filho

Paulo Batista de Almeida Filho
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

The course has provided me with ways to develop networks, which is fundamental to getting a job.

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

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

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.’

Jamie Matthews

Jamie Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming, PhD

'Teesside University offers everything you could want.'

Palanikumar Gopal

Palanikumar Gopal
MA Computer Animation and Visual Effects

'I am really enjoying the facilities a lot. They have up to date software and labs that are open 24 hours which makes me really comfortable as I can go anytime that I need.'

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.'

Alex Frood

Alex Frood
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

'Teesside University is fantastic with easy access to outdoor areas and national parks especially extreme sports.'

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.

Jono Tillson

Jono Tillson
BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation

I’ve got a great foundation on which to build on professionally, and it was a truly character-building experience.

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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.'

Selina Peart-Pearson

Selina Peart-Pearson
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

Craig Buckton

Craig Buckton
BA (Hons) Computer Games Animation

Amy Gowland

Amy Gowland
BA (Hons) Computer 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.

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.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

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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.

Francis Hung Kwong Ho

Francis Hung Kwong Ho
BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 1979

The teaching and the facilities were everything I hoped for.

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.'

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.'

John Thompson

John Thompson
BSC (Hons) Computer Science, 1992

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

Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

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.

Dave Norman

Dave Norman
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

I have enjoyed the course, and my grades reflect this. I have also enjoyed student life here.

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.'

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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.'

Mary  Rudgard

Mary Rudgard
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The course gave me skills in areas I didn’t even expect.

Rob Sedgwick

Rob Sedgwick
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

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

Aijin Lu

Aijin Lu
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production

The final major project was my favourite. I made my first film and learnt a lot!

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.'

Katie Andrews

Katie Andrews
BSc (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

I loved my course. I loved the fact it was very hands-on especially the News Days module. And I found that the teachers were very helpful throughout my studies.

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.'

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.'

Daniel McLeod

Daniel McLeod
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production*

'I would recommend Teesside to anyone – it has the best facilities.'

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.

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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.

Caprice-Simone  Ord

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

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.

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.'

Charlotte Brinksman

Charlotte Brinksman
BA (Hons) Dance

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

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.'