The HND in Graphic Design will enable you to develop your creative ability and technical graphic skills, allowing you to determine the career path you wish to take. The course is delivered via a combination of practical workshops, lectures, one-to-one tutorials and field trips to galleries and museums. You will engage in creating your own portfolio and will have the choice to specialise within a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, digital media, advertising or typography.
The aim of this course is provide you with focused knowledge and understanding of Graphic Design and digital production, essential to qualify for entry-level industry positions. This qualification has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for progression directly into a creative career in Graphic Design, with emphasis on digital media, advertising, typography, digital graphic design and illustration. Students can also progress into further education through professional qualifications, undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.
In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills that will contribute to life learning, and providing you with tools needed to sustain a long and productive professional career.
Minimum age: 18
Minimum qualifications: UK applicants: four GCSEs (C or above) and two A levels (D or above) any NARIC recognised equivalence
IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component)
PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component)
Mature students: (over 21) are accepted, subject to professional references, significant work experience and a strong personal statement
This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress directly into employment in the graphic design industry. Upon completion, you with be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to produce graphic content for a number of design industries, such as advertising, magazine and fine art. You may also choose to progress onto high education in the form of professional qualifications or a degree.