Art & Design (Fine Art) A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

If you have a passion and flair for art, then this course is for you. You will extend your knowledge and understanding of art and art movements, whilst exploring ideas and advancing your skills within your practical work.

What’s on the course?

You will be introduced to a variety of experiences, exploring a range of media, processes and techniques. The syllabus includes drawing, painting and mixed media approaches, as well as a range of printmaking techniques, including relief, intaglio and screen print processes.

There is a specialist printmaking studio with printmaking facilities for screen printing, lino printing, dry point, relief and mono printing. Underpinning your work will be the use of sketchbooks, workbooks and journals to record investigations into broader theoretical and contextual themes.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grades 9 -5 including maths and English and Art at Grade 5

To support the delivery of theoretical and contextual studies the course includes a programme of external visits, guest speakers and a two residential visits; a 3-day visit to London in year one, and a 5-day European trip in year two.

What are the career opportunities?

Successful students are guaranteed a place on the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Trafford College. Alternatively, students can apply directly for degree level programmes in a related subject.

There will be a combination of practical/written work and externally examined coursework.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information

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