Student Opportunities

We offer a variety of opportunities for students to develop their professional practice through exhibitions, artist talks, live briefs, documentation etc.  We also run a unique Graduate Scholarship Programme for final year students in the School of Arts & MediaOur team are always happy to offer professional advice to students.

Since 2014, our Chancellor and Vice Chancellor portraits have been produced by staff and/or students from the university, further details can be found on our Portraits’ page.

Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, Studios (2015). Image courtesy of artists. Photograph of swivel chair in foreground and a stool in the centre of the shot in a deserted artist studio.

Lizzie King & Craig Tattersall, Studios,  2015. Image courtesy of artists.

Graduate Scholarship Programme

Our Graduate Scholarship Programme is 12 month bespoke professional development programme open to applicants from all final year students from the School of Arts & Media .

The programme is an opportunity for graduating students to develop their skills and professional experience in the north west of England. The successful graduates receive financial support, mentoring and resources, such as studio space, to experiment and take risks with their creative practice within a supportive framework.

The programme was created by University of Salford Art Collection and School of Arts & Media.  The programme is run by the Art Collection with Castlefield Gallery in partnership with our professional partners: Hot Bed Press, Islington Mill, Paradise Works, Mirabel Studios and Redeye, The Photography Network.

4 yellow faced figures with wearing eyemasks (with pictures of eyes on the masks) stand with their hands together as if praying.

Rachel Maclean, Again and Again and Again, from It’s What’s Inside That Counts, 2016. Still from digital video. Courtesy the artist. Co-commissioned by HOME, University of Salford Art Collection and Channel 4 Random Acts.

Exhibitions and events

The Council Chamber at The Old Fire Station and the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery at the University hosts a number of exhibitions a year of work by staff or students.

Staff in the Art Collection Team regularly support the work of the School of Arts & Media through providing activities such as professional practice lectures or  inviting artist we are working with to give talks. Upcoming events can be viewed on our What’s on page.