The University of Salford is a dynamic, cosmopolitan university situated on a green, riverside campus, little more than one mile from the centre of Manchester. With 18,000 students, Salford is one of the largest Universities in the UK, and its world-class reputation attracts more than 2,000 international students from 80 countries.
Salford and Manchester are great places to study, live and work, with cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs that are second to none and a thriving creative and cultural scene of theatres, music and galleries.
The School of Art & Design
With more than 1000 students studying on our innovative and challenging undergraduate degree, HNDs and postgraduate courses, the School of Art & Design celebrates a number of key qualities.
* An excellent record of national and international competition/award wins
* A strong record of employment – over 85 % of graduates moving into relevant careers or onto higher level study within a few months of graduating
* Placement opportunities with leading edge companies on most courses
* Overseas exchanges with France, Germany, Portugal, United States and Finland
* Programmes of visiting speakers from industry, industry-seminars and part-time staff active in their own practice
* Emphasis on skills – flexibility, adaptability, self-reliance, learning to learn and continuing to learn, and responsibility.
THE SALFORD PHILOSOPHY
There are around 2000 students from over 80 countries studying at Salford. Manchester, with its four universities in close proximity, has one of the largest populations of international students in Europe, and the city has a diverse cultural mix. At Salford, we realise that choosing to study overseas represents an enormous investment of time and money. It is important that you get this right.
In turn we are absolutely committed to ensuring that you, your family and your sponsors get an excellent return on investment by offering you an outstanding, professionally focused education in Manchester, one of Europe’s most exciting cities.
REAL WORLD FOCUS
All our courses in the School of Art & Design at Salford are centred on professional practice and benefit from excellent commercial and Industrial links. These partnerships ensure that our students are much sought after by international companies and organisations. Indeed many companies sponsor students to study with us because they know that we will offer dedicated programmes and support which enhances their competitiveness in the jobs market.
Our students have an enviable record of winning prizes in internationally recognised competitions such as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce award scheme, the British Design and Art Direction award scheme and the LG Electronics international awards. The University itself has just been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of our outstanding contribution to the construction industry.
THE ART & DESIGN RESEARCH CENTRE
In the School of Art & Design at Salford, there are more than 20 members of highly qualified staff who are both active researchers and practitioners in the field of art & design. Their work is co-ordinated by Rachel Cooper, Professor of Design Management, a recognised authority on design management practice.
The research department is divided into two areas of expertise – the Design and Innovation Research Group and the Visual Arts and Creative Technology Research Group. In the UK’s official national assessment of research – the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise – the department secured a 5 star rating, the highest rating awarded.
Major Research Projects
– Design Against Crime : Design against Crime will provide educators, designers and design decision-makers with the tools necessary to design against crime.
– Design Drivers – Integrating Technology into New Product Development through Design
To identify how to facilitate the efficient integration of technology into product development through design.
COURSES AT THE SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
– Undergraduate :
Art & design foundation Year – BA (Hons)
Computer and Video Games – BSc (Hons)
Design management for the Creative Industries – BA (Hons)
Digital 3D Design – BA (Hons)
Fashion Design – BA (Hons)
Graphic Design – HND
Graphic Design – BA (Hons)
Journalism and Design Studies – BA (Hons)
Product Design and Development – BA (Hons)
Spatial/interior Design – BA (Hons)
Sports Equipments Design – BA (Hons)
Visual Arts – BA (Hons)
– Postgraduate :
Art in Context – PgDip
Art and Museum Management – MA/PgDip
Creative Technology – MA/PgDip
Design Management – MSc/PgDip
Heritage Studies : Interpretation, Presentation and Design – MA/PgDip
Industrial Design – MA/PgDip
Museums and Heritage Exhibition Design – MA/PgDip