Teesside has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities for games students including high-end computers with dual screens and where appropriate Wacom graphics tablets. Highly specialised facilities include a motion capture studio, Kinect lab, a dedicated games lounge equipped with an array of consoles and life drawing studios. This games design course gives students the business, theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. They learn to develop compelling games with exciting mechanics and strong gameplay, both as an individual and as part of a team. While the main focus is on casual games design, the skills taught also apply to roles within the broader games industry. As well as developing core theoretical and practical design skills, students also develop their entrepreneurial abilities to equip themselves for work as an independent developer in the social, casual and mobile games field.
Global organisations need experts who have a good understanding of business in their own local markets and can develop effective international business strategies. The Business with International Management programme offered here equips students with a solid grounding in international business in a global context. Modules are taught by lectures, seminars, practical workshops, work-based activities and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students. The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.
George Clarke, architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Restoration Man, has contributed to the design of this programme and the specialist facilities at Teesside University, providing students with the opportunity to develop their skills in designing, fabricating and constructing creative and innovative new homes. This course guides students through a detailed exploration of construction methods, such as using off-site manufacture and prefabrication, and alternative building materials, and the location of building projects. Students have an opportunity to develop concept models and construct scale models of their designs in a specially designed facility at Teesside University’s main campus.