Choose Art and Design at Salford

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You've been made an offer to join our friendly and supportive art and design community because we recognise how talented you are. In September, you'll make one of the most important and exciting moves in your life! We want to make sure that you choose the right option for you.

So what's the next step?

Come see us one more time at an Applicant Visit Day on 18 March or 25 April.

  • To help with travel costs, if you live in Greater Manchester, we'll contribute £15 to the cost of your visit; for anyone coming from further afield, we'll contribute £40 (find out more on the link below).
  • You'll have a chance to meet other students who have applied for your course and share the same passion for design. 
  • Take part in a workshop, so you'll see first hand what it's like to learn here at the University of Salford.
  • Speak to our course tutors and demonstrators about any questions you may have.
Book your place at an Applicant Visit Day today >>
Greater Manchester's industry is booming

What's the art and design scene like in Greater Manchester?

We're proud that Greater Manchester's design sector is etched on the world map. With iconic brands such as Adidas, JD Sports, Social Chain, The Lowry, and the cultural venue HOME on our doorstep, you'll have the opportunity to be surrounded by a thriving creative sector. You'll also be working with our talented lecturers to drive innovation.

Are businesses in Greater Manchester recruiting for jobs in the Arts and Media industry?

The skills you learn from our degrees are transferable. The number of people working in the creative industries in the north-west of England jumped 26.5% between 2011 and 2018 to 158,000, including 15,000 in advertising and marketing, according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport.

Find out more by reading, Gideon Spanier, Global Head of Media, CampaignLive Article, 13 August 2019.

Manchester's creative industry is growing faster than anywhere in the UK outside London

There are 7,475 more jobs in the sector than there were two years ago. Manchester's creative industry is growing faster than anywhere in the UK outside London, figures reveal.

Find out more by reading, Manchester Evening News Article, 15 February 2018.

 

Why should you study art and design courses at the University of Salford?

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From professional designers and artists to project managers to teachers: our degrees prepare you for the working world.

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Our graduates and alumni have worked with organisations such as the BBC, ITV, Social Chain, The Lowry Theatre and more.

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You'll have the opportunity to make industry contacts while still being a student

On an Applicant Visit Day you can recap or experience our art and design facilities

You can find out more about our purpose-built design studios

You can find out more about our computer suites and the software and skills you will learn

You can find out more about our state-of-the-art digital and traditional printing resources.

You can find out more about our high-tech cameras, audio and sound equipment, which you can borrow for free

NO QUESTION IS A BAD ONE

Whether it's about the student experience, more details around how we empower you to action your own great ideas, to how big are our class sizes - you can find out more by attending an Applicant Visit Day. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions to our friendly and approachable staff. 

So come visit us on 18 March or 25 April and get a feel for what it's really like to be a student at the University of Salford.

Book your place at an Applicant Visit Day now >>
What non-course specific details will I learn from attending an Applicant Visit Day?

You can learn what student life is like on campus

Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a creative, thriving, diverse city-region in the north-west of England and home to some of the most open and friendly people you'll meet. There's an entrepreneurial spirit with the School of Art and Media – we've got big ideas, and we make them happen.

Our main campus is just 2km from Manchester city centre, and our MediaCityUK campus shares a skyline with the BBC and ITV. Everything you need for an outstanding university experience. 

But we also know how to have fun – with some of the greatest sports, culture, and music scenes in the world. Salford and Manchester are home to anyone who works hard and plays hard.

You can have a tour of our student accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people, and immerse yourself in the student experience.

No matter whether you're an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time, an international student, or a postgraduate student looking to live in halls, we've got some great accommodation options to choose from here at the University of Salford, including Peel Park Quarter - which was recently voted as the third-best Halls of Residence in the UK by Student Hut.

 

You can learn more about the support service we have

We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times you need a little extra support to help you. Whether you need advice about accommodation, settling into student life, or want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing team, we are here to help.

You can learn more about the student finance process

While you are studying either an undergraduate or postgraduate course at university, you'll generally have to pay for your tuition fees as well as your living costs for the duration of your degree. You can apply to Student Finance England (SFE) for loans and grants to help with some of these costs.

If you are a UK undergraduate ordinarily resident in Wales, Nothern Ireland or Scotland then you can apply for finance through the following agencies:

For more information on the student finance process, visit the student loans and grants askUs webpage.

FAQs for art and design

What social channels do you have so I can follow you?

The below areas have an Instagram account so you can keep up to date with what our students and staff are up to.

We'll pay towards your travel costs

So come visit us on 18 March or 25 April and get a feel for what it's really like to be a student at the University of Salford.

Book your place at an Applicant Visit Day now >>