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A Level Fine Art at Trafford College

Course description

Why study Fine Art?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. You will work in all of these specialist areas and may combine different approaches when developing your own ideas. 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.

Entry requirements

You need 5 GCSES at grades A*-C including Art (or other design subject), English Language and Mathematics.


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

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

Contact Steve Murphy on 0161 952 4733 or email contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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