Posts about: Art and Design

BA Design Management graduate lands dream job at Bury FC

5 December 2014

Gemma Goodall at Bury FC

Everybody has their dream job in mind, but very few people actually get to do it. For Gemma Goodall, Salford graduate from 2009, she’s not only doing it but she’s not had to move very far away from home to find it. Gemma is Bury born and bred and a lifelong fan of Bury FC, having been taken to games by her dad from a young age. Today she’s the Marketing and Media Manager for the Club and enjoying every second of the matches that she attends over the season. These days she sits in the press box and at the home matches at Gigg Lane; her dad sits immediately in front of her! read more

The University of Salford at Noise Festival 2014

13 October 2014


Noise Festival is an annual celebration of up and coming creative talent in the UK. The festival is made up of various events across the country throughout September, October and November and is curated by several key figures from the creative industry. This year’s curators include musician Brian Eno (music & arts), fashion designer Giles Deacon (fashion), director Clive Barker (film), games designer Ian Livingston CBE (games & interactive), and comedian Doc Brown (comedy) among others. read more

Salford Animation Students’ work is shown in House of Commons

30 September 2014

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Three BA (Hons) Animation students recently had their short film Growing Pains handpicked by computer games mogul Ian Livingston to be shown in the House of Commons as part of the Noise Festival; a celebration of up and coming filmmakers, writers, artists and musicians.

Patrick Bucknall, Tom Priest and Jake Love worked together on the short animation for their final project, which they showcased it at this year’s Create Salford festival. The film was seen by a representative of Noise who later contacted the trio to suggest that they submitted it for consideration. read more

The School of Arts & Media’s stars of Flow Salford

17 September 2014
Manoli Moriaty & Shona Roberts - Symbiosis

Shona Roberts performing ‘Symbiosis’

From the 19th to 21st September, the Flow Salford festival is taking place at various venues across Salford including The Lowry Theatre, The Kings Arms and on our very own campus at The Working Class Movement Library and Peel Hall.

The festival is a celebration of the varied and ground-breaking creative work being made in Salford by the city’s local artists and performers. Being such a hotbed of creative talent, it goes without saying that this year’s programme features more than a few University of Salford alumni members amongst the artists and performers taking part. Here is a rundown of some of them: read more

MA Wildlife Documentary Production graduate is nominated for Jackson Hole award

22 August 2014

Shaz Syed

Shaz Syed, an MA Wildlife Documentary Production graduate has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jackson Hole Award in the ‘Best Emerging Science Filmmaker’ category for his film When the Peacocks Sing.

The documentary was filmed in Rajasthan in Northwest India and focuses on the country’s rich and dynamic landscape, which changes from dry and arid to green and fertile during the monsoon season, and the effects these changes have on the local wildlife – monkeys, tigers and of course, peacocks. read more

The University of Salford storms Edinburgh Fringe Festival

22 August 2014

Billy, The Monster and Me - Create Salford Festival 2014 - Unive

Here at Salford we take Comedy seriously. For years our various Performance courses have produced some of the finest comedians in the country, including superstars like Peter Kay and Jason Manford. With the introduction of the BA (Hons) Performance: Comedy Practices pathway in recent years, our commitment to producing successful professional comedians has never been stronger.

The Edinburgh Fringe festival is the mecca for comedians from across the globe, where acts of all levels of experience get to prove how funny they are in front of comedy connoisseurs and fellow funnymen. Here’s a rundown of the comedians, performers, writers and sketch troupes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe who all learnt their craft at the University of Salford. read more