Studying a Master's in Art, Design and Fashion at Salford

Two female students sat talking in our New Adelphi building surrounded by art

Push your creativity and refine your skills on one of our specialist art, design and fashion master’s.

Taught by industry experts in our £55 million New Adelphi building, the programme will equip you with the skills required to make your mark in the creative sectors.

You’ll study close to Manchester city centre, home to a thriving ecosystem of 10,000 creative and digital businesses. This means you’ll have a variety of opportunities to engage with the industry through live briefs, guest speakers or internships.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the next challenge in your career and follow in the footsteps of our successful international graduates who have gone on to work for leading companies. The companies our international graduates work for include the BBC, ITV, Vogue, Glamour, McCann, Manchester United FC, Citypress, Marks & Spencers, All Saints and Markus Lupfer!

Why study art, design and fashion at Salford?


Study in state-of-the-art facilities in our £55 million New Adelphi building, designed to replicate the industry environment


Work collaboratively with other art, design and fashion students on some modules in our open-plan studio spaces to boost your network and experience


Engage with our industry partners through networking opportunities, world-class technical workshops, guest speakers or industry events including London Fashion Week


Learn from our expert teaching staff who are very active in the industry to gain the skills and connections you need for a thriving career within the creative sectors


Study minutes from Manchester city centre which is a booming hub of fashion, creative and digital businesses worth £5 billion


Be supported through your studies by our dedicated staff and become part of our friendly, diverse community


Our art, design and fashion facilities include:

  • Purpose-built design studios
  • Computer suites with industry-standard software
  • State-of-the-art digital and traditional printing resources
  • Cameras, audio and sound equipment
  • Sewing machines

What is the art, design and fashion scene like in Greater Manchester?

There's so much going on here! Studying at Salford, in the heart of Greater Manchester, means you will be surrounded by galleries, theatres, TV and film production studios, art spaces, design labs, performance venues. There are events and festivals throughout the year in the city, showcasing everything from small scale experimental pieces to work by globally renowned artists and designers. 

Can I borrow equipment?

We have a range of camera, audio and video equipment that you can book out as a student with no cost. You can also borrow laptops from the library if you need to. 

Do you offer support to help students pay for their studies?

We offer a selection of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,500. Both of these scholarships are automatically deducted from your tuition fees.

We are located close to Manchester city centre which is a growing hub for creative and digital businesses in the North of England. As a result, there are lots of opportunities to find part-time work in a variety of industries. We have an on-campus part-time recruitment agency, Unitemps, who can support you in finding a job within the university or at another local business. Our Careers and Enterprise team can also work with you to improve your CV and interview technique to secure a part-time job.

 We offer support to help with the cost of living in the UK. Details of the different support schemes can be found on our cost of living webpage. You’ll also find information on discounts and offers on this webpage.