The course itself is designed to challenge your artistic practice which is the best way to make sure you are the best version of you when you graduate.
I wanted to expand my knowledge and understand art which I really enjoyed at college. When I went to an open day at Teesside and met the lecturers, I felt welcomed and supported. A few days later I received a post-card from the course leader saying how happy he was to meet me and how I would be a great fit for Teesside. After being welcomed so warmly it was an easy decision choosing Teesside.
I enjoyed how I was constantly being challenged and pushed to meet my full potential by the incredible lecturers. The amount of opportunities available is also a highlight of the course. We had access to workshops and guest artists on a regular basis which allowed me to improve my craft.
The Students’ Union offers outstanding support and are always there to help if you have any issues or need advice. The time and attention that is shown to each student shows how much Teesside care about the students.
During my second year I was able to volunteer and go on a short placement where I explored different areas relating to art. I decided to volunteer at Creative Age in MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and my time spent there inspired me to think about a career possibly in education.
I am now on a PGCE and specialising in art, craft and design. I am teaching most of the time and thanks to the course and experience I gained at Teesside I am prepared for life as a teacher. The course gave me valuable experience in areas such as networking, curation, creative thinking and more.
Yes, I would, the lecturers are amazing and so supportive. I feel like I could go to them with anything and they would try and help me as best they can. The course itself is designed to challenge your artistic practice which is the best way to make sure you are the best version of you when you graduate.