As the keys for The University of Salford’s digital learning, teaching and research space within MediaCity UK were handed over last night, the side of the new building was lit up with a live projection show.
The projection was displayed to hundreds of onlookers braving sub-zero temperatures and celebrated the beginning of the fit-out phase of the building.
A competition has also been launched on the University’s website, with prizes including a behind the scene tours of filming at MediaCityUK studios, an iPad and a day’s experience at post-production facility Sumners.
The new facility will become home to over 1,500 University staff and students when it opens next Autumn, overlooking the main piazza at MediaCityUK and sits next to the BBC’s building.
It will Initially offer a range of 39 courses to undergraduates and postgraduates including Audio Technology, Journalism, Animation, Computer and Video Games, Digital Broadcast Technology, and Creative Technology.
Jon Corner, The University’s director of MediaCityUK, explained that the University wanted to celebrate the key handover by doing something ‘fresh and different’ and that it also wanted to be ‘inclusive’.
“The projection we created reflects how science, creativity and art will combine through the digital programmes we will offer at MediaCityUK. This unique projection lets people know that our move to MediaCityUK is well underway and I hope it demonstrates our ambition to really make the most of this opportunity for students, staff, partner organisations and the local community,” he added.