New Adelphi is home to the next generation of forward-thinking artists, designers, performers, educators, fashion icons, pop-stars, dancers and musicians.
Our £55 million, sustainable and accessible New Adelphi building is a north-west hot-spot for talent, academia, and creativity which is supported by a thriving media industry in Greater Manchester.
The space empowers interdisciplinary collaborative teaching methods and our blend of digital and traditional facilities has been designed with industry, to create a forward-thinking educational experience during your studies.
Which courses are taught in New Adelphi?
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Our New Adelphi building includes an Exhibition Centre which is used by industry, students, staff and alumni.
We have 3D printers, laser cutters, screen printing, recording studios, band rooms and screen acting spaces that you can take advantage of during your studies.
New Adelphi is one of the homes to the School of Arts and Media, which is made up of more than 4000 students.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words
We've taken that a step further and have created a 360 interactive virtual reality tour, so you can have a taster of the industry-standard facilities you can access once you're a student studying with us.
Specialist technical areas
We invest in our students' so you can use everything from laser cutters, 3D printers to screen and digital printing facilities. Depending on your course, our technical staff will support and teach you how to use this game-changing equipment, so you can make the most out of your creative ideas.
An open and inclusive collaborative studio environment
Our computer suite contains workstations (including iMac, audio interface, controller keyboard and headphones) equipped with licenses for all of the software we teach. The current software provision includes the Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Logic X, Pro Tools, Ableton, Max MSP, Sibelius, Soundtoys, GRM Tools, Universal Audio and Waves plug-in.
Our students also have access to Linkedin Learning, which is a platform that can give you skills on how to use the systems that industry are using, so when you graduate you could have all the skills employers are looking for. .
Voice Acting Studio
Our Voice Acting Studio is designed predominantly as a recording environment for radio drama or video game production. It is possible to achieve a range of capture, from foley recordings in the acoustically flexible ‘live’ room to extremely dry spoken word in the ‘dead’ room.
TV Acting Studios
Performance students can gain valuable experience in front of camera in our two studios:
- Screen 1 provides a professional fixed set and three-camera HD facility
- Screen 2 operates as a flexible and experimental space, with a mobile three-camera 4K-production unit and full-height chroma key filming facilities
A professional studio gallery completes the set up.
We have twenty-six rehearsal spaces designed to facilitate popular and classical ensemble rehearsals, individual practice, one-to-one instrumental tuition and ensemble teaching. The rooms are well specified with a wide range of carefully chosen and well-maintained equipment including drumkits from DW, Sonar, and Yamaha; keyboards from Nord and Roland, guitar amplification from Mesa Boogie, Vox, Fender, Orange and Marshall and bass amplification from Ampeg, Mark Bass and Aguillar.
Bookable rooms for one-to-one tuition
Depending on the course you study we have individual practice spaces and private bookable rooms that are equipped with well-maintained equipment from Yamaha acoustic pianos to Bluetooth amplification for playback. We also have private bookable rooms, so you can talk to a lecturer or staff in confidence about any ideas you may have.
We have six main recording studios, all of which are large enough to accommodate both bands and chamber classical / brass ensembles. The studios share common technical architecture, centred around Audient ASP 8024 HE analogue mixing consoles. Full patch bays offer extensive routing possibilities between live room, isolation booths and the control room. In addition, multiple studios can be networked via Dante interfaces.
All our studios contain an excellent provision of analogue hardware, analogue tape machines and a diverse array of software platforms; Logic X; Protools and Ableton being the primary DAW’s. Studio 6 is attached to our largest performance space, the Band Room. This space comfortably accommodates our brass band, big band, wind band, choir and contemporary music group. The studios are staffed throughout the day time, evenings (5pm - Midnight) and weekends (9am – Midnight).
The studio facilities office houses our exceptional and extensive microphone collection as well as a large selection of analogue synthesizers, drum machines and effects processing possibilities.
New Adelphi Theatre
The 350-seat theatre features flexible seating that can be configured to suit a range of events and performances, both student-led and those put on by touring groups.
Borrow a laptop, lighting and camera equipment for free
Current students can borrow a laptop and other helpful equipment such as a DSLR camera using our easy-to-use digital system, so you can get on with your studies with peace of mind.
Accessibility and disability access
New Adelphi has been designed to cater for everyone's needs. The building has an exclusive disabled toilet, large format lifts, large dressing rooms, theatre and entrance and exits points - so you don't need to worry about getting around. For more information read our accessibility on campus guide.
The University of Salford has a dedicated train station, Salford Crescent. Direct services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston and Lancaster.
Staff and current students can get around campus for free using the 50 bus. The number 50 runs every 10-15 minutes between East Didsbury and MediaCity via our Peel Park campus. You can also get to us by using services 8, 12, 26, 31, 32, X34, 36, 37, 38, 50, X61, 67, or 100.
The New Adelphi building is located in the Peel Park Campus just off the Crescent (A6). The closest campus carpark is Irwell Place car park. There are Blue Badge spaces on campus closer to the building.
Parking is chargeable 7 days a week between the hours of 9am – 6pm. After 6pm, parking is free. Please note: all university car parks us the PayByPhone App, Irwell Place has an optional Pay and Display machine.