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Qualification: HND Art and Design (Graphic Design)
Fee: £6000 p.a. FT UK students, £3000 p.a. PT UK students. EU students, please contact the department for further information.

HND Art and Design (Graphic Design)

This course is aimed at people that want to become professional graphic designers. You will develop the necessary underpinning skills and understanding required to become a graphic designer. You will explore the role of typography, branding, illustration, information graphics and packaging within contemporary design practice. The course will focus on developing your creative practice, working with employers to develop employability skills. As you progress through the course, you will be encouraged to choose the direction of your project so you can explore and develop your own visual language. This will be supported by individual and group tutorials.

UCAS codes

  • Institution: EKC Group
  • Institution code: C12
  • Course code: 52NW
  • Campus: Canterbury College

What will I learn?

Units of study:

Year 1:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project – Pearson Set
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices
  • Printmaking
  • Communication in Art & Design

Year 2:

  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project – Pearson Set
  • Advance Graphic Design Studies
  • Web Design
  • Branding Identity
  • Art Direction

How will I be assessed?

All modules have a theoretical content and this is assessed through ability to research, seminars and essay writing. When organising exhibitions and projects, students will be assessed on their production of reports and/or evaluative logs that record the experience.

What may it lead to?

Employment as a professional practising graphic designer, working in a range of sectors and industries such as design, media and teaching. The majority of people working in the graphic design field are self-employed and this programme aims to prepare students for the business environment. Students could also progress to a top-up degree to obtain a bachelor's qualification such as, subject to entry criteria, the BA (Hons) in Visual Arts at Canterbury College.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS tariff points are required for this course, with GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

Additional information & other costs

Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week. 

Course fees for the 2022/23 academic year are £6000 p.a. FT and £3000 p.a. PT for UK students. EU students, please contact the department. For further information please refer to guidance from the UK Government and Student Finance England. There may be costs to cover additional materials, gallery/industry visits and exhibiting.

Disclaimer: In accordance with consumer law for higher education providers, Canterbury College makes every effort to ensure that the information contained on its website is fair and accurate to provide educational services as described. The College reserves the right to change all information including fees, other costs, times, days and duration of courses and undertakes to keep applicants informed of any changes.

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111