Study a Master's in Art, Design and Fashion

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From visual communication to animation, from fashion design to digital fashion our courses allow you to specialise in the specific area that interests you. You will undertake live briefs and real-world assignments, and at the end of it all; you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to take your career to the next level. 

Our graduates have followed their passions and now work for some of the biggest brands in their industry including award-winning marketing agencies, McCann, Social Chain and Citypress, global fashion brands, All Saints, Marks & Spences, JD Sports and Markus Lupfer, international broadcasters, the BBC and ITV and media titans, Vogue and Glamour. Some of our students have also set up their own highly successful businesses. 

Watch the video below to hear from one of our international design graduates.

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Explore our art, design and fashion courses

MA Animation

As a future facing programme of study, not only will this course explore traditional production skills, but it will also encourage you to experiment with cutting edge creative industry developments and new ways of storytelling in collaboration with game and digital technologies. 

You'll study in MediaCity: one of the fastest-growing creative technology centres in the UK 

MA Animation

MA Fashion Design

Do you have ambitions to become a fashion designer who is confident in adapting to a fast-paced industry? If you do, our specialist master's programme from an award-winning fashion department will give you the tools to explore and refine your identity as a fashion design practitioner and entrepreneur. 

MA Fashion Design

MA Visual Communication

Are you interested in creating and applying your own graphical language across subject areas as diverse as type design, illustration, design for print and web, service design, and design for social impact? If so, our MA Visual Communication degree is for you.

You will build a strong portfolio by doing placements, interdisciplinary collaborations and freelance projects with cultural organisations. 

MA Visual Communication

MA Fashion Business and Marketing

Become an ethical leader in fashion business and marketing and study within our award-winning fashion department. You will gain an understanding of commercial fashion practices internationally and within the UK

MA Fashion Business and Marketing

Explore our facilities

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Fancy expanding your skills using the same type of equipment used by the sector?

Study with us, and you'll become confident and comfortable with industry-standard kits and facilities. Our £55 million New Adelphi building is home to our graphic design studio, print making studio, fashion facilities and photography studio. 

If you are an animation student, you'll study at our MediaCity campus which is a packed full of world-class facilities used by our industry partners including TV studios, green screen facilities, audio production labs, animation booths and editing suites.

You won't be left to work it out on your own - our experienced lecturers and tutors will show you how to master everything we have to offer.

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Study in a creative hub

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You'll learn minutes from the creative hub of Manchester, famous for its music, art and cultural scene and you'll join a creative and supportive art, fashion and design community. 

We're proud that Greater Manchester's fashion and design sectors are etched on the world map. With iconic brands such as Adidas, JD Sports, Boohoo, McCann and Social Chain, plus lots of innovative digital and creative design start-ups, you'll be surrounded by a thriving creative sector, with the opportunity to network with our industry partners.

You'll also be working with our talented lecturers to drive innovation in the area.

Why choose Salford?


Benefit from real-world learning opportunities including working on live briefs, internships and expert guest speakers — put your learning into practice and gain invaluable experience.


Join 4,500 other international students on our vibrant global campus, just minutes from the excitement of Manchester city centre, UK.


Get up to £3,000 scholarship to help you fund your studies and take your career to the next level.

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