Studying Creative Digital Media and Gaming at Salford

Students working in TV studio

Congratulations on your offer to study a Creative Digital Media and Gaming 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!

Are there any additional costs apart from course fees?

No, everything you need for your studies is provided. There are ample edit suites, cameras and equipment. Students may wish to purchase their own laptop and hard drive, but these are personal choices.

Will there be networking events and opportunities to meet employers during the course?

As many of our lectures continue to work on projects alongside teaching, we have a range of media industry relationships. This helps us to ensure that you’re learning relevant skills and are exposed to unrivalled opportunities.

We use these great relationships to give you access to media professionals. Whether that’s through introducing yourself to a guest speaker during a masterclass, attending the Royal Television Society events that take place at our MediaCity campus, or through our exclusive Nations and Regions: Media Futures events.

Plus, our courses are designed to allow and encourage you to undertake live briefs and placements, meaning you’ll be working on producing real work for real clients.

Will we get to work with the BBC and ITV?

Being located in MediaCity has its perks and we’re deeply proud of the strong working relationships we have with the BBC and ITV. This means you could get the opportunity to visit their studios, work on projects with them or help out when they sometimes use our studio facilities to produce programmes.

We also regularly have guest speakers from the media industry who often offer work experience or internships to our hardworking students.

Can I borrow equipment for free?

We have a range of technical equipment to borrow for free, including laptops, cameras and recording devices.

How accessible are your facilities?

Our rooms, buildings and spaces have been designed to cater for everyone's needs. They have disabled toilets, large lifts, large dressing rooms, and accessible entrance and exits points, so you don't need to worry about getting around. Visit our partner, AccessAble for more information.

For animation do I need to be good at drawing?

For 2D artists drawing is a good skill to have, but we do teach you all the skills to be able to do this effectively. For 3D artists, it's the ability to think on paper and plan out things that can be translated back over to the screen. 

Will there be a chance to work with industry?

Our students in the past have been given the opportunity to work with various brands including Barclays and TransPennine Express

Our Creative Digital Media and Gaming Facilities Include:

  • Computer suites and editing software for post-production, VFX and animation work
  • Green screen studio
  • Television studios
  • Radio studios
  • Media-specific library equipped with film and media books to inspire you and help your learning
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.