The School of Arts & Media covers a vast range of disciplines ranging from graphic design, creative media, fashion and performance to visual arts, photography, product and interior design, music, creative education, journalism, TV and radio and design management. The University is also one of only 19 UK universities to gain Skillset Media Academy status, defining it as a centre for excellence for media education.

Students benefit from expert tutors who are all experienced professionals, many of whom remain active in the fields in which they teach and have links with some of the biggest players in the creative industries. We welcome guest speakers from across the creative sector to give students cutting edge advice and insight. Recent speakers have included sculptor Rob Williams, comedians Peter Kay and Jason Manford, illustrator Si Scott, BBC Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark, and fashion designer Justin Oh.

All students are encouraged to undertake work placements and practice-based industry briefs and projects whilst at Salford. Past students have secured placements at Vogue, Love Creative, Adobe, Cartoon Network, Viktor & Rolf, GQ Magazine, Hewlett Packard, ITV, Arts Council England, Mainframe and the BBC.

Students also get the opportunity to showcase their work at professional events in London such as Graduate Fashion Week, Free Range and New Designers, as well as exhibitions in Manchester and the annual Arts and Media Festival at MediaCityUK.

Facilities for hands-on learning

Building on our academic and professional resources, our students also benefit from a host of industry standard facilities across our main campus and MediaCityUK.

Students are able to take advantage of our photographic studios and dark room, a fine art print studio, 3D polymer jet printers, rapid Prototyping CNC milling machines and extensive fashion and garment construction rooms.

The School’s multi-million pound facilities at MediaCityUK are unrivalled by any higher education institution in the UK, allowing students to work alongside industry professionals. State-of-the-art technology includes two TV studios, three radio studios, 25 Mac Pro digital audio workstations, craft edit and video editing suits, our spectacular Christie Micro-tile wall, 10 interactive touch tables and the Digital Performance Lab – an experimental performance/lecture space featuring one of largest HD screens in Europe.