Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design

The course will enable you to develop your design ability and technical graphic skills, allowing you to determine and focus the career path you wish to take. While we strongly advocate academic and theoretical research, the course's main emphasis is on the practitioner skills, which is delivered via a combination of practical, lectures and one-to-one tutorials.

You will be encouraged to create a portfolio and will be given the choice to specialise in a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, mobile or game design, branding.

Requirements

General

  • You must be at least sixteen (18) years of age
  • Admission decisions are based on academic achievements, the strength of an applicant's portfolio and a successful interview.

Qualifications

  • Three CAPE grades A - C which MUST include English and Math or
  • One A Level or equivalent, in an art and design subject
  • A design certificate from a recognised institution

Interviews
All prospective students will attend an interview where they should:

  • Be proficient in English (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • Have a portfolio, which demonstrates that you have an understanding on how to apply design theory and can use creative software.

To get the best out of the programme, it is beneficial for you to have knowledge of the application of design theory and the ability to use creative software. If you need to development these areas, we will be pleased to provide you with advice on the best way of getting your design career started.

  • Two (2) years Full-Time
  • Registration and applications are in July for classes starting in September.

Type: Diploma
Title: BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design - Graphic Design

As a graduate of the Higher National Diploma, will be able to entry the third year of an appropriate BA Honors programme or alternatively move directly into mid-level employment.

You will have the knowledge and skills needed to become involved in Graphic Design, Digital Design, Advertising, Product Design, etc.

During a cycle, you will be expected to successfully complete design projects covering fourtenn (14) units using hands-on exercises, tutorials and creative software.

Assessments
The aim of this programme is to help you develop the design and practical skills needed for a professional career in Graphic Design or design related field. Through practical developmental and the use of creative software, students will demonstrate their ability to conceptualise a vision.

Areas of Study

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices
  • Packaging Design
  • Communication in Art & Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • Branding & Identity
  • Conceptual Practice
  • Moving Image
  • Creative Entrepreneurship

Requirements

A student is sixteen (16) years and over and have ​ ​ Additional Requirements
You should show signs of creativity and imagination and have an ability to find practical solutions to problems. You would like a career in the creative industry.

It is essential that prospective students have knowledge of design theory and the ability to use creative software. Candidates who fall outside of the general admission criteria and selections are encouraged to enroll in the foundation design programme.

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