Whether you're looking to learn more about the background of our art and design tutors and technical demonstrators, read helpful FAQs, or put a face to a name, you can find out more about the team of experts who will work with you to ensure your learning experience with the University of Salford is a success. 

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Meet the art and design academic team

Meet the art and design technical demonstrators team

Have a question? Read our art and design teaching staff FAQs

Do you have industry experts, professionals and practising artists involved in your art and design courses?

Our teaching staff and technical demonstrators are creative professionals with experience in a diverse range of disciplines.

We are regularly visited by practising artists and industry professionals who deliver guest lectures and facilitate workshops with our students. 

Recent guests include:

  • Katie Charlton, founder of Starling, a pioneering Manchester-based neurodiverse arts organisation
  • Michael Barnes-Wynters (AKA Barney), an acclaimed graphic artist and cultural producer
  • Neil Thomas, founder of Atelier One, internationally knownarchitectural andinterior design engineers
  • Robert Butterfield, Executive Producer of Ricochet, TV production company with programmes such as The Repair Shop
  • Lizzie Wood, Fourth Day PR, digital marketing company collaborating with, and supporting, art and design practitioners
  • John Sainsbury, Head of Innovation at Greater Manchester NHS Mental Health
  • Dominic Tolfts, RTS and BAFTA award-winning designer
  • Rebecca Hodgson, RTS and BAFTA award-winning producer
  • Hardeep Pandhal, visual artist and film director
  • Emily Speed, artist whose exhibitions include ‘Flatland’ at Tate Liverpool

How will the art and design tutors support my learning and development?

You'll be assigned a personal tutor who will support you through your three years on your chosen course. Your personal tutor will arrange regular tutorials to discuss your progress, help with any problems you may be having, and will be your mentor for your final year major project. In addition, your course lecturers are available to respond to your questions, support you throughout your studies, and provide you with support and guidance for careers and employability. 

What's the teaching style in art and design at Salford?

Most of the teaching on our art and design degree courses is practical, and you will learn from lecturers and technical demonstrators who are specialists in their field. 

You'll be exposed to a range of different teaching methods, from group work to practical-led workshops. The theoretical elements of the course are taught through lectures and seminars. 

Do the courses have any technical staff that'll help me learn new skills?

Our teaching staff are supported by an experienced and talented team of technical demonstrators. They will help you to learn new skills using our industry-standard facilities and equipment. You could learn everything from how to use our specialist arts and design software to woodworking, sculpture, 3D printing skills and more.