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Graphic Design HND

(SCQF level 8)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Faculty of Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 2 years

28th Aug 2017, 2 years

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This Graphic Design course prepares you for a career in the exciting and constantly developing area of graphic design. The course develops your creative ability and technical graphics skills, mainly through practical projects in the studio.

The course also encourages you to take responsibility for your own development. You'll build on your own creative concepts through research and development in the sketchbook, before producing finished work digitally.

The emphasis of the course is on layout of type and image, for both print and screen and the development of creative concepts.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

Creative Industries Information Session - come along on Tuesday 28th November and find out more about our courses.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Higher Art and Design and English at minimum Intermediate 2; OR
  • Higher Art and Design and English at National 5 Level; OR
  • NC in Art and Design, or related subject.

 

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject. At the interview you'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

 

What you study

Year one:
  • Digital Imaging.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Art & Design Project.
  • Typography.
  • Page Layout and Desktop Publishing.
  • Art & Design Context.
  • Introduction to Visual Communication.
  • Commercial Printing.
  • Introduction to Photography.
  • Creative Project.
Year two:
  • Design Production.
  • Motion Graphics.
  • Web Design.
  • Typography Project.
  • Preparing a Professional Portfolio and CV.
  • Graphic Design Projects.
  • Client Initiated Design Project.

 

After the course

Careers

After completing the HND you can apply for jobs in areas of the Communication Industry, including design consultancies, advertising agencies, newspaper and magazine publishing, web design and motion graphics for screen, or in-house design studios.

You may eventually become self-employed as a Graphic Designer.

 

Continuing Study

On successful completion of your HND you may apply to:

  • Year three of either the BSc Digital Design (Graphics) at Glasgow Caledonian University, or the BA (Hons) Digital Art at UWS;

  • Year two of BA (Hons) Visual Communication at Dundee University, Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art, or Graphic Design at Edinburgh College of Art.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome