Trafford College Group

Foundation Degree in Illustration Trafford College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University


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Course summary

This programme aims to provide education and training for a range of careers in art, craft and design and is particularly orientated towards those wishing to pursue a career in ‘illustration’.
This programme is for you if you love drawing and ‘making’ whether using pencil, plasticine or plywood. You should love reading, thinking, questioning and having informed opinions. You should be open-minded, willing to challenge and question. Combining personal expression with an understanding of the industry, we help you to find your personal visual language. We aim to foster a warm and friendly studio environment, where like-minded creative people can work together.

Course details


The Level 4 Module titles are as follows:
Research Through Drawing (20 credits)
Issues in Society (20 credits)
Audience, Purpose, Place (60 credits)
Context 1 (20 credits)

Level 5 Module titles are as follows::
Digital Platforms (20 credits)
Future Self (20 credits)
Illustrator / Authorstrator (60 credits) Context 2 (20 credits)

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

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 110R
Institution code S76
Campus name Main Site (Stockpot College Campus)
Campus code -

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 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

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,995 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,995 Whole course
Scotland £6,995 Whole course
Wales £6,995 Whole course

Additional fee information

£6995 Full Time route, £3600 Per Year Part -Time

Provider information

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Trafford College Group
Town Centre Campus
Wellington Road South

Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

07970 105899

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Course Enquiries

The Applications Team (Stockport College Campus)

0161 296 5649

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