HND ART AND DESIGN: DIGITAL DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
This course will help you to engage with digital trends in graphic design and illustration. You will gain a realistic, industry-standard knowledge of the creative processes involved in graphic design and illustration, utilising current, specialist software and hardware, and experience of the client/designer relationship.
You will learn the rudimentary principles of graphic design and illustration whilst exploring the variety of approaches and techniques that contemporary digital and traditional designers use. You will engage with historical approaches and contemporary innovative practice and will experiment with various media and techniques. Students will primarily work within our specialist Mac studio with Creative Suite software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InDesign.
What you need to qualify for entry...
HNC/D first year:
- Minimum C grade pass in higher/advanced higher Art and Design
- A/B grade pass in English at intermediate 2 or min C grade at higher
- NC in Art and Design or related area (minimum 15 credit passes)
If you have an equivalent national qualification but no formal qualifications you will be assessed on your artwork and will be asked to give a short description of selected pieces chosen from your portfolio
All applicants will have to show a portfolio of art work if selected for interview.
Includes the following units:
The following are just some of the Art and Design: Digital units you will learn:
- Graphic Design
- Digital Imaging
- Digital Media
- Design Semantics
- Development Drawing
- Creative Process
- Mixed Media
- Art and Design Context
- Cultural Identity
- Creative Project for Artists and Designers
- Portfolio Production
2 Academic Years
August - June.
Applicants wishing to study on a part-time basis will be considered and should provide information on this in their personal statement and at interview.
The good news is that the majority of students, who successfully complete the course go on to study at degree level.
Destinations for our previous HNC/D students include:
Degree Courses: GSA; UWS; ECA; DJCAD; Grays; Heriot Watt; Cumbria; Birmingham; Wolverhampton; Leicester; Liverpool; Leeds; Goldsmiths; Falmouth; Farnham; St. Martins; Portsmouth; Huddersfield; Batley; Newcastle; Sunderland
Careers as Technicians
Junior managerial positions
Arts workers in the community arts