Studio Salford is an internal agency within the School of Arts and Media at The University of Salford.
Students and alumni work for the agency from across a range of degree programmes including Film Production, Television and Radio, Graphic Design, Photography, Journalism, Digital Media and many more.
All students and alumni are paid whilst getting the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a mentored environment and build their individual portfolios.
Yasmin’s expertise within design are crucial to the organisation of the agency, which enables students to gain experience working on live projects. Her industry knowledge and creativity provides students working with Studio Salford specialist one-to-one mentoring. This also gives reassurance to clients and industry partners, that the projects are professionally managed.
The process begins with the client brief, which is then discussed and adapted into a set of tasks for completion. This then leads on to the development of the project, involving students both currently studying and recent graduates/alumni. Students are guided and are able to work through the project adding their own creative touch, with guidance from Studio Salford staff throughout.
Prior to working at Studio Salford, Yasmin was a graphic designer for Manchester City Football Club, as well as working for many other big brands on a freelance basis. She also still runs her own freelance design business alongside her current role.
Having graduated from The University of Salford in 2017 with a BA in TV & Radio Production, Luke has gone onto work for a variety of productions and companies. Most recently, several blue light series including ‘Ambulance’ s4 and s5 (Dragonfly TV, BBC One) & 6 series of ‘Inside the Ambulance (Brown bob Productions, W) where he both data wrangled and story produced.
In the studio Luke has been fortunate to work on the last 4 series of The Voice UK as a logger and The X Factor Celebrity and The Band as a follow spot operator. As well as broadcast television, Luke spent two festivals with Manchester International Festival in their digital department, looking after the capture of various festival commissions from single camera to multicam OBs. Luke is passionate about theatre an in his spare time works as a technician at several local venues including The Lowry. Luke’s industry experience and up to date technical knowledge, aids studio Salford with the delivery of creative projects and guides students who are in the position he was once in.
Sam Ingleson has worked in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology since 2000 as a senior lecturer in the visual arts, working in community engagement and industry-based knowledge exchange. In her current role she is responsible for the development of external relationships with Industry, enhancing the employability potential of our students and the generation of new commercial income streams into the school. Studio Salford provides a way of combining all these factors and provides students with paid opportunities to demonstrate their skills within a mentored environment working alongside really experienced Studio Managers.
“I graduated with an MA in Media Production last year, specialising in documentary making and storytelling. I am passionate about filmmaking and editing and working for Studio Salford is a fantastic opportunity. The Zymurgorium project has been really interesting and it has offered me the chance to put my creative and technical skills into practice.”Josh Spencer, MA Media Production Graduate
“Studio Salford has given me experience working alongside others to meet a deadline for a client. It was interesting to communicate with the client directly, especially over the phone, to resolve design problems. Working with Studio Salford has provided me with a real life experience which I can reflect on and take with me after I graduate.”Hannah Kirkland, BA Graphic Design Student