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School of Arts & Creative Industries

Study at our School of Arts & Creative Industries

Industry connected and employment focused for the creative industries.

Gain an exceptional experience working with our local, national and international networks developing skills, knowledge and resilience, building foundations for careers in art, design, journalism, film and TV production, music, perfoming arts and media.

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School of Arts & Creative Industries

Our School of Arts & Creative Industries is uniquely placed to support the journey of creatives at all stages in their careers.


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School of Arts & Creative Industries

See what it's like to study at our School of Arts & Creative Industries.

The Great Create

The MIMA Great Create

This year's MIMA Great Create is over and our winner was Jonathan Raiseborough with his illustration Boro Skyline. Our next MIMA Great Create competition will be launched in September 2022.

Courses

Design

Art & Design

We're lucky to have our very own art gallery, MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art). Using the gallery as a platform, cultural hub and creative resource, our programmes develop and support you to become a unique, industry-ready talent.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Media & Journalism

Media & Journalism

We offer an exciting and distinctive range of hands-on media and communications courses designed to help you expand your critical thinking and creativity.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Music Technology

Music Technology

Studying this subject opens up a number of career pathways, from professional sound to acoustics and audio software development.

Undergraduate courses

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Today's production industries demand highly trained, professional practitioners who can demonstrate a clear understanding of contemporary creative performance and production techniques.

Undergraduate courses

PhDs

PhDs

We support students who are working on a wide range of topics from community engagement through to performance art, drawing or printmaking.

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Degree Show

Degree show

View our 2022 graduates' outstanding achievement with an exhibition of their creativity


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Magazine front cover

Magazine

Issue 3 of our quarterly magazine - get the latest on all things happening at our School of Arts & Creative Industries


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Launch

Undergraduate showcase 2020

Why study with us?

Connect with world-leading artists and designers

Become part of a rich research environment

Travel internationally

Make work together

Engage in artist-led research

 
MIMA

Student work



 

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Facilities

Facilities

Workshop, studio, gallery and classroom-based learning allows you to explore and experiment in your chosen creative subjects. You work with skilled technicians to help you create and innovate, and have open access to all workshops to develop your personally defined project themes.

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Staff

Meet the team

Our academic team has a wealth of teaching experience and specialist knowledge, are active internationally across research and industry, and all contribute to our collaborative and interdisciplinary ethos.

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Your career

Your career

You develop the skills, knowledge, resilience and networks to sustain a life of creative practice. Our students go on to work in a range of fields - they are digitally able, financially savvy and know how to make things happen in the world.

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School management team

All staff profiles


Laura Sillars

Laura Sillars

Dean
Laura is responsible for the overall strategic development of the School. She has spent 20 years working in museums and galleries in the UK and abroad including Tate, FACT, MOCAD (Detroit), the New Museum (New York) and Site Gallery.

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Sharon Paterson

Sharon Paterson

Associate Dean (Development)
My current role involves working with creative and cultural organisations at a local, national and international level, as well as working with our network of partner Further Education Colleges.

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Angela Lawrence

Angela Lawrence

Associate Dean (Marketing & Recruitment)
Angela is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment, including degree apprentices, portfolio development and academic partnerships.

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Rob Burton

Rob Burton

Associate Dean (International)
Rob is responsible for the strategic development of the School's international portfolio. He has developed a wide range of successful partnerships with a variety of businesses and universities in the UK and internationally.

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Clare Fletcher

Clare Fletcher

Acting Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)
Clare is responsible for overseeing all aspects of learning and teaching within the School, including ensuring delivery of a high-quality student experience, curriculum development and quality assurance.

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Professor Sarah Perks

Professor Sarah Perks

Head of Department (Art & Design)
Sarah is an interdisciplinary curator, academic, writer and professor. She was one of Creative Review's 50 Creative Leaders in 2017 and has led major participation, performance and curatorial projects with international artists.

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Sara Lewis

Sara Lewis

School Business Manager
Sara is responsible for monitoring the budget in terms of income and expenditure as well as managing resources such as staffing and facilities.


Jill Grimwood

Jill Grimwood

School Registrar
Jill is responsible for supporting the Dean in the management of academic and student activities through the student journey, and supporting the academic quality assurance of the student learning experience.


 

Contact us

Information desk and general enquiries

  • T: 01642 046988
  • E: saci-school@tees.ac.uk
  • Address
    School of Arts & Creative Industries
    Waterhouse building
    Teesside University
    Middlesbrough
    Tees Valley
    TS1 3BX