Teesside University is one of the UK’s most innovative universities. Around 25,000 students study a range of courses, from diplomas and first degrees to postgraduate qualifications, and almost 1,000 are from overseas, representing over 100 countries. The University is a success story – regionally, nationally and internationally – and has achieved over 80 years of innovation in education, creating a vibrant learning environment which inspires people to achieve their best.
Teesside has an outstanding reputation internationally within the creative industries and was awarded the accolade of Times Higher Education University of the Year 2009/10, Students have access to one of the UK’s leading teaching and learning environments for art, digital design, multimedia journalism, computer graphics and animation – the result of the University’s investment of around £120m in recent years.
The Athena Building, a £10m state-of-the-art facility, houses the Centre for Creative Technologies, which provides purpose-built teaching facilities over four floors. It includes a newsroom, broadcast news and multimedia publishing studios, music and radio recording and edit facilities, wet rooms and games room. The Phoenix Building is home to broadcast quality sound and high-definition video production facilities and a sound stage that is among the best in the UK. Students also benefit from a top-class, high-definition, track-based motion control camera system and a cutting-edge motion capture facility with a ten camera motion analysis system, which is used in many computer games and feature films.
Teesside has an excellent international reputation for engaging with the animation industry and for the quality of its games and animation courses – it has been ranked one of the top 20 universities in the world to study these subjects (3D World) – and the University hosts Animex, the international festival of animation and computer games.
A very interesting fact about Teesside University is the high percentage of UK students which makes it an excellent place to undergo a “real” British education in a British environment. The international student population is around 4% (1000 international students) of the entire student population of 25,000. Students from Malaysia would be able to benefit from this unique feature and be inspired by UK’s tradition, hone their English language to the next higher level and be totally immersed in a rich culture.