Level 2 Award in Art & Design

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


Art & Design

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 300.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

If you are interested in exploring the world of Art and Design, you will gain experience of the materials, methods and processes of an artist or designer. By completing this UAL approved qualification you will gain technical and theoretical skills in drawing, printmaking, painting, graphics, photography and 3D. With more emphasis on art and design history, art experimentation and how to train and work in the industry, this course will help you start your creative journey.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including English Language).

What you will Learn

The qualifications will provide students with:

> An introductory experience to some of the materials, methods, processes and technical skills that support art and design activity
> An introductory understanding of the context in which art and design activity is located
> An opportunity to test student interest in art and design activities
> Development of an awareness of the value of research to support art and design activity
> An introduction to drawing skills necessary to support creative activity in art and design
> Development of an understanding of the role of communication skills in the development of ideas
> An opportunity to use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed throughout the qualification to identify, research and producea personal art and design project


Assessment will take place via internal assessment methods.


Further qualification at a certificate or diploma level.

Career Options

Further study required, career options include – Studio Manager, Animator, Illustrator, Freelance Artist.

Mandatory Units

The level 2 award is made up of 2 mandatory units.

Unit 1 – Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design

Unit 2 – Introduction to contextual research in art and design.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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