Trafford College Group

Ba (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice – Top Up from Foundation Degree Trafford College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University


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Course summary

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Maybe you have just completed an HND or an FdA and you want to top up to an honours degree with a difference. Maybe you are a returner to education after a gap? The BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice course aims to convert the enthusiasm you have for your creative specialism into a viable career. Because the art school at Stockport is steeped in previous success and has an impressive global alumni we can draw on current, up to date and relevant experience… and we do. Come to one of our bi-annual ALUMNIGHT events in Manchester and see for yourself. If your skills are in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation or Fine Art practice and you want a course that encourages collaboration and is industry focused. Check us out now.

Course details


Current modules on this programme are: Semester 1: Theory and Practice. This module builds on the foundations of theory and creative practice established in your previous education. You will frame your work in contemporary contexts, competitions or live projects delivered in collaboration with external agencies or creative partners. There will always be a continuing focus on your future creative aspirations. Employability is central so you are asked to consider the relationship of your own practice to the diverse and emerging creative industries. The theory element of this module aims to showcase your critical writing. You will plan and write an extended, independent research project. Working with academic supervision, you will consider subject areas that may or may not link to your practice. This writing will then be packaged into a designed publication. Semester 2: The Empty Module. This Module is an ‘empty’ space for you to be active agents in choosing how it is filled and connects to your future aspirations. A flexible and innovative approach to solving problems and working with ideas to produce exciting and challenging outcomes is encouraged. It is a space where working across disciplines, alongside others in an interdisciplinary mode is also encouraged.

Assessment method

We use a wide range of assessment methods throughout the course. You will also be encouraged to assess and evaluate your own progress and the work of others as part of your studies. The course values the ability to reflect on learning and to use assessment as a tool to improve and get better. You will receive regular verbal and written feedback throughout the year culminating in key assessment points when summative* feedback is provided. *Summative assessment is where you receive a mark for your work.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on:
Applicants having successfully completed a Foundation degree, an HND or a Diploma in HE in a relevant subject.

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on:
Applicants having successfully completed a Foundation degree, an HND or a Diploma in HE in a relevant subject.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,995 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7,995 Whole course
Scotland £7,995 Whole course
Wales £7,995 Whole course

Additional fee information

£7995 Full-Time Route ,£3995 Per Year for Part-Time

Provider information

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Trafford College Group
Town Centre Campus
Wellington Road South

Course contact details

Main Contact

0161 296 5649

Course Enquiries

The Applications Team (Stockport College Campus)

0161 296 5649