Level 2 Diploma 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

£ 2085.00
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

This course will help you to develop a range of different artistic skills, which will help you decide which direction you would like to consider as a future career. From this course, you will be able to progress onto a number of different Creative Industry qualifications at Level 3 – subject to entry requirements.


Units 1 – 8 of the Diploma in Art & Design will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.


UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design or other Creative qualifications at Level 3.

Career Options

Artist, Animator, Illustrator, Camera Operator

Mandatory Units

Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art & design
Introduction to contextual research in art & design
Introduction to drawing skills
Introduction to communication skills in art & design
Solving 2D creative problems
Solving 3D creative problems
Solving time-based problems
Developing and producing a personal project in art & 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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