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Bournemouth and Poole College

Graphic Design

UCAS Code: W210

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

* A portfolio of Art and Design or work that demonstrates creative work in Graphic Design or Graphic Arts* Four GCSEs at grade C minimum, to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus • Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, or • Subject related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, or • An Access to Higher Education Diploma UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels or equivalent, including one full A Level at 32 tariff points (i.e grade C in a relevant subject) International entry requirements If English is not your first language, you will need to have a minimum of UKVI IELTS 6.0. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2019

Looking to learn new highly employable skills and start a new career in the creative industries? This course will give you not just the creative edge you need to get work in the graphic design industry but also the hard edged, practical skills and experience you need to make that all-important jump into the workplace.
The course is tailored to match the kinds of jobs that are available, both in the region and nationally by offering the student relevant employable knowledge and expertise.

What courses can I do after this?

The HND in Graphic Design aims to train students not only to think creatively and interpret a brief with flair and originality but also to build a good looking practical portfolio of work that demonstrates the skill set and the mind-set that employers want from new designers.On completion of the HND you are able to progress to a one-year top up to a BA (Hons) degree at university, and then on to a Masters if you wish, or go directly into employment.

What jobs can I get?
Graphic Designer, Logo and Branding Designer, Art Director, Type Setter, Editorial Designer, Photo Manipulator/Retoucher, Design Agency Worker and Freelancer, plus many more.

We also aim to offer input on project management in Graphic Design to train students with those essential client facing skills along with the knowledge needed to set up as a freelance or small business.

You will study a wide range of digital and traditional skills and techniques, including design for print, screen-based interactive design, publishing, typography, illustration, packaging and branding, delivered by an experienced graphics team. You will benefit from ample contact time with specialist staff, small studio sizes and industry-standard equipment.

Complementing the practical work is a programme of workshops, lectures, visiting speakers, live projects and work-based experience, encouraging you to grow as a designer who can demonstrate the skills and original, critical thinking that employers need.

The programme of study has been developed by professionals who have held senior posts at national creative companies and have also worked for high calibre regional employers in the creative sector. It is taught by an experienced teaching team who are all practicing creatives in their own rights, enabling students to receive the relevant knowledge and expertise needed in today’s fast-paced creative industries
The course offers great potential for those students seeking a practical and cost effective alternative to expensive University courses in Graphic Design.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.

Modules

Course content. YEAR 1: Creative Problem Solving; Working to a Brief; Marketing Design; Graphic Editorial Design; Graphic Design Studio 1; Live Project with External Client. YEAR 2: Graphic Design Studio 2; Advertising; Web Design; Small Business Skills; Final Major Project in Specialist Area; Graphic Design Show and Brochure.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth and Poole College

Department:

Art and Design

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