Fine Art at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

Course summary

The University Centre at Stockport College possess a distinctive and inspiring atmosphere, in which fine art students collectively exchange ideas, fostering a collaborative environment that enhances their artistic development. The college features specialised facilities for diverse printmaking techniques, installation, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional processes, photography, and time-based media. The tutors, who are industry experienced and practicing artists, provide an expansive platform for artistic exploration and education. In addition to subject knowledge, tutors nurture talent and offer a bespoke study programme, where small group seminars and projects are based around student interest and aiding their chosen pathways. The programme emphasizes the importance of studio critiques, tutorials, and practice-led seminars. It encourages an open-minded investigative approach to considering work in relation to current developments in the subject area. The programme also offers unique opportunities for students to engage with professionals in fine art and related fields through projects, and research activities. Extensive workshop provision, academic and technical expertise, and access to the cultural sector in the North West of England and beyond provided to all our students. Students can further engage in the contemporary art world through regular study trips and exhibitions in Europe. On this Higher National Certificate, you will study 3 units. The primary focus is on practical application through workshops, experimentation and skills building, but this will be grounded in theoretical understanding. The main aim of this diploma is to allow you to explore different disciplines until you refine your specialism and identity within the arts. Graduates have a wide range of career prospects, both within the art world and beyond. They are equipped with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a variety of sectors. Greater Manchester and Stockport have historical roots in art as well as a developing investment in the arts, playing an integral part in its growth and cultural capital. This creates opportunities that many graduates can exploit. They can pursue careers as artists, completing residencies and commissions in a global context. They may also work in art-related professions such as teaching, art education in community settings, work in galleries and other art organizations, and jobs in the wider creative industries. They can equally pursue careers as artists, completing residencies and commissions in a global context. Some graduates choose to pursue postgraduate study, further developing their skills and knowledge in a specialised area of interest. You may choose to study at Level 5 HND with us, after which you may progress to a Level 6 top up degree programme. You may alternatively choose to seek employment in this field. Full time, 1 Year -12 hours per week. For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website 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. The course will run subject to minimum numbers being reached.


At level 4 you will study: Art Fundamentals · Painting, Drawing & Mark-making, Life drawing, Installation and Conceptual Art, Photography, Projection & Image Manipulation, Screenprinting, Relief & Intaglio print, Mixed Media. Art History: Milestone movements, styles and trends (Modernism & Post-Modernism), Social and political influences, Ethics, Culture and Identity (Feminism, Queer Theory, Fluid Identities and subcultures). Creative Project: Employability for the Arts & Project Management skills, Professional Project-Industry Client (e.g. Brief for a Gallery, Studio, Media Institution, or an Art commission).

Assessment method

Assessments include a wide range of methods from presentations, essays, live observations, exhibitions, and portfolios.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

64 Ucas points, A full Level 3 qualification, GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C/4 or better before enrolling. In some circumstances, we can accept Functional Skills Numeracy level 2 instead of GCSE Maths.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Fine Art at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS