BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice (Top up)

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


University Level


Art & Design

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-Time, 37 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 8200.00

Course Code


Course Overview

This top up has been structured around collaborative project-based work and live-briefs using different mediums to prepare you for the complexities and breadth of industry. At level 6, we believe that the relationship between you and your lecturers is a working partnership, with ongoing teaching, advice, support but also independence to experiment. Alongside studio practice, set lectures and workshops are scheduled to introduce and consolidate contextual and practical work and ultimately enhance and enrich your past education.

Course Requirements

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.

What you will Learn


Whilst there are no formal examinations – We usde 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 in provided.

*Summative assessment is where you recieve a mark for your work.


The Contemporary Creative Practice L6 top-up is a flexible and dynamic course that strives to produce graduates with the same qualities. Employment in the wider creative industries demands individuals with flair, the ability to team work and collaborate coupled with the capacity to work independently and to adapt to a working environment that changes quickly. You will hone and develop your skills in visual communication, graphic design, illustration, animation or fine art practice. Employment opportunities are rich and varied. Our alumni are all over the world working as graphic designers, illustrators, art directors, animators or film-makers, fine artists, photographers or working in TV production. You can also take up a place on Masters programmes or other postgraduate study, including teaching in primary, secondary or post compulsory education.

Career Options

Mandatory Units

Contact Details

Extra Costs Involved

Optional educational or work-based trips in the UK and internationally will be offered and a fee may be attached should

you wish to participate. Where possible, we endeavour to visit free exhibitions/workshops but travel abroad will incur additional costs.

Exam Validation Body

Sheffield Hallam University

Hours Per Week

12 hours per week

How Long To Complete

The course runs for 1 year Full-Time

Programme Structure

Contact Details

For further information please email


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.
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