Studying Art and Design at Salford

Students working in design studio


Congratulations on your offer to study an Art and Design course at Salford!

To help you get ready for studying this September, we've put together some information about how you will study your chosen course, what to expect in your first year and share answers to some of the top applicant questions.

Remember if you have any questions or queries about your application, you can email, or call us on +44 (0)161 295 4545.


Top applicant questions - answered!

Do you have social channels where I can follow and see what you are up to?

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

What's the art and design 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. 

Are the courses suitable for students that commute?

In a word: yes! There is lots of support for commuter students at Salford. We have two Commuter Hubs which are designated areas on campus for commuters who want somewhere to study away from the library, make/eat their own food, or even play some Xbox games. Alongside that we have excellent transport links - there is reasonable parking on campus, there is a train station next to Peel Park Campus and there are buses running every few minutes into Manchester and going to MediaCity or around Greater Manchester. 

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. 

What is the contact time like?

The contact time for Art and Design courses varies, but on average you will be in around 3 to 4 days a week. You may only have 2 hours of contact time per day, but this allows you to work on assignments in your own time.

During your first week it will be slightly different with various inductions for studios, lighting and equipment. Therefore, this will allow you to use these facilities for your assignments and projects in the future.

What have students gone on to do whilst studying these courses?

Many of our students have gone on to create inspiring pieces of work both as part of their study and once they have graduated. 

Read about Megan's photography project #MoreThanEndo 

Read about our amazing winners of the Create Student Awards 

Our art and design 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
Offer Holder Days

Experience Life At Salford

If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Offer Holder Days. These will give you the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet the teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.