BTEC Level 5 HND in Graphic Design + Post Graduate Diploma/Diploma in Visual Communication and Graphic Design

Duration: 24 months

Core Units

Subjects are foundational in nature and configured to focus the learner onto the path of design thinking and its varied nuances with focus on the subject specialism of Graphic Design.

  • Visual Communication in Art & Design
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Professional Specialist Units

Subjects are highly focused and vocational in approach and take the learner into the knowledge, understanding, application and working in the area of specialism, Graphic Design.

The units will focus the learner onto the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, historical context, and communication through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished branding project suitable for a professional portfolio.

  • Design Principles
  • Packaging in Graphic Design
  • Communication with Images in Art and Design
  • Typographic Ideas
  • Personal style in Graphic Design
  • Advanced Typographic Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Research Project