Art and Design

Art and design covers a wide range of disciplines ranging from computer and video games, digital media, fashion and product innovation to visual arts, photography, interior design and animation.

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 design industry. We welcome guest speakers from across the world of art and design to give students cutting edge advice and insight. Speakers in the past have included sculptor Rob Williams, illustrator Si Scott and fashion design house, Max Mara.

The School boasts an award-winning Fashion department, who have won the British Fashion Council’s Best Portfolio Award in 2010, 2011 and 2013. We have also had a number of student winners in industry competitions such as D&AD, YCN and the Roses Awards.


All students are encouraged to undertake work placements whilst at Salford. Past students have secured placements at Vogue, McCann Erickson, Barclays, Cartoon Network, Alexander McQueen, Dazed and Confused 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 Create at Salford 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 including photographic studios and dark room, a fine art print studio, 3D polymer jet printers, rapid Prototyping CNC milling machines, stop frame animation rooms and extensive fashion and garment construction studios. The School also benefits from an unrivalled facility based in MediaCityUK, where students and industry professionals work side-by-side using state-of-the-art technology.