HND Graphic Design

Level 4 & Level 5

Diploma in Graphic Design

The HNC/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 specialize within a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, digital media, advertising or typography.

This course will give you a choice to specialize within the discipline of your choice such as illustrations, digital media, advertisement and typography. Following this course you can apply to further courses at university or find employment in the sector such as Graphic designing, web designer, Advertising Intern and Graphic Artist etc.

HND Level 4 & 5

Computer Science Modules

Teaching and Assessment Methods

There are a variety of engaging teaching methods from workshops, lectures, group critique and seminars to individual tutorials. There is also emphasis on hands-on practical sessions which contributes towards the strong studio culture that has developed within the subject area.
There are no exams on this course as your work is assessed primarily by coursework. Here’s how your work will be assessed:

Project presentations
Research and developmental work
Design portfolios
Written essays or reports
Work-based Learning / Work Placement

Progression Pathways

This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress directly into employment in the graphic design industry. Upon completion, you will 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.

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