• Art and Design

    HND Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Embark on the culmination of your graphic design and illustration journey with our HND Visual Communication course. Building on the skills you've honed over 2-3 years of study, this one-year program will provide the final piece of the puzzle. As you prepare to graduate from college, you'll delve deeper into the art of designing logos, Apps, animations, typography, and more. Your path to becoming a seasoned graphic designer or illustrator starts here, propelling you towards an exciting creative career.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you'll need:

  • an HNC Visual Communication (with a minimum of 15 credits)
  • an interview with us
  • a portfolio showcasing your creative work

Course Content

During this course, you may explore:

  • designing logos and apps
  • creating visuals combining graphic design, illustration, photography, and animation
  • animation, including character design and motion graphics
  • typography for impactful design
  • mastering your drawing skills through various styles
  • web design, where you may create your online portfolio
  • printmaking, from concept to professional-quality prints

You'll also have exciting opportunities such as:

  • working on live briefs for local businesses and community projects
  • participating in national competitions
  • collaborating with local artists
  • exhibiting your work in prestigious galleries
  • potential work experience placements, including marketing

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress onto Year 3 of BA Digital Art and Design at UWS
  • pursue degree courses at renowned institutions like Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, Edinburgh Napier University, or Perth College
  • explore a rewarding career as a Graphic Designer or Illustrator

To learn more about our course or begin your creative journey, please visit our website or get in touch with us.

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing our HND Visual Communication course means gaining:

  • a deep understanding of graphic design and illustration
  • practical skills in designing logos, animations, and more
  • the opportunity to work on real projects
  • collaboration with industry professionals
  • a pathway to exciting creative careers

Join us and unleash your creative potential. Apply now!

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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