Foundation degree in Graphic Arts and Design

Trafford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Trafford College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Do you want to be the kind of creative who stands out from the crowd? Do you also want plenty of 1-2-1 support, small class sizes, live briefs with industry, quality teaching and excellent technical resources? If yes, then this is the course for you. We produce versatile, resourceful, confident graduates who are creative, imaginative and self-motivated. Whilst with us you’ll gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career within this exciting industry. You’ll work on projects that are both wide-ranging and challenging. Our industry connections are second to none across the North West, and in London — not to mention Europe and New York! You’ll also work in a studio environment that is supportive and encourages collaboration and professional practice. Join us if you would like to learn, change, grow and discover.

Course details

Modules

We offer students a challenging and enlightening route that will enable them to evolve as a designer. Our collective goal is that they leave the course with an original portfolio of work and professional and practical skills that will best prepare them for progressing to professions in the creative industries or to progress to further study. Year One Units are as follows: Principles, Exploration, Expression, Digital Principles, Design Practice, Context 1. Year Two units are as follows: Digital Platforms, Dialogue, Application, Work Related Learning, Major Project, Context 2.

Assessment method

We use a wide range of assessment methods throughout the course. You will be encouraged to assess yourself and others as part of your studies. The course values self-evaluation and the ability to reflect on learning. You will receive regular verbal and written feedback throughout the year and there are key assessment points when summative feedback is provided.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points those with 48 Ucas points will be considered for an interview.

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on: 64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview) BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject Other related Level 3 qualifications Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including maths or English An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6995 Whole course
Scotland £6995 Whole course
Wales £6995 Whole course

Additional fee information

£6995 Full Time route, £3600 Per Year Part -Time
Foundation degree in Graphic Arts and Design at Trafford College Group - UCAS