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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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.'

Achileas Gatsopoulos

Achilleas Gatsopoulos
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

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.

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.

Stephen Seress-Smith

Stephen Seress-Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.'

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.

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

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

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

Lewis Birkett

Lewis Birkett
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'The skills I gained at Teesside were invaluable.'

Shaun Stephenson

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

Stefan Oprisan

Stefan Oprisan
BA (Hons) 3D Games Art

Without the University’s careers service and constant LinkedIn sessions, I wouldn’t have had a CV that would have impressed industry professionals.

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.

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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.'

Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

Anthony  Lee

Anthony Lee
Computing, BSc (Hons)

Staff are very knowledgeable and the design of the course was excellent all round.

Michael Lazenby

Michael Lazenby
BSc (Hons) Web and Multimedia

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

Peter Williamson

Peter Williamson
BSc (Hons) Computing

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

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

Jordan Atkinson

Jordan Atkinson
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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

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.'

Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

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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.'

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.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson
MA Journalism

'My master's provided a route to complete my National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification, which is essential when looking for a career in journalism – and most universities don’t provide this route.'

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.'

Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones
Graduated with honours in TV production

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

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.

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.

Natalie Bailey

Natalie Bailey
MA Journalism

'This master’s combines the prestige of an MA with the relevant professional qualifications recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. It’s a perfect combination.'

Tom Etherington

Tom Etherington
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

'My time at Teesside University was the best possible preparation for my career. The degree allowed me to gain a wide range of skills and experiences, rivalling any other course on offer.'

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.'

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Caprice-Simone  Ord

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

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.

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.'

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.

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.'

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.'