Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)

Diploma program (Pearson)

Diploma 2 years

About Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) programme

This BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)  is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, for artists and graphic designers.

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) is examined by Pearson BTEC (UK) and meets international standards of quality delivery. It covers a broad range of graphic design principles and applications in the design industry. It develops students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the creative industries sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course.

The qualification also widens access to higher education and enhances their career prospects.

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographers
  • Fashion Designer
  • Textiles Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Character Animator
  • Production Artist

Objectives of Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)

  • To equip students with art and design skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global creative industries sector.
  • To provide students with the skills to communicate their ideas and creative output through visual, written, and oral presentation.
  • To support students to understand the local, regional, and global context of creative industries and to progress to higher education qualifications; such as an Honours degree in Art and Design or a related area.

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) Course Subjects

Year One (Level 4)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices

Electives (Any THREE are required)

  • Packaging Design
  • Communication in Art & Design
  • Workflows
  • Visual Narratives
  • Photographic Practices
  • Digital Design Practices
  • Fashion & Textiles Practices
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Year Two (Level 5)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
  • Advanced Graphic Design Studies

Electives (Any FOUR are required)

  • Web Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • 3D Modelling & Rendering
  • Project Management
  • Digital Animation
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Moving Image
  • Advanced Interior Design Studies

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