HND in Graphic Design


  • Programme Title: Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design
  • Awarding Body: Pearson
  • Campus: London
  • Duration: Two Years, Full Time
  • Intakes: 2016 October
  • 2017 February, June and October
  • Fees: UK/EU £6,000 (SFE funding available)


The HND in Graphic Design will enable you to develop your creative ability and technical graphic skills, allowing you to determine the career path you wish to take. The course is delivered via a combination of practical workshops, lectures, one-to-one tutorials and field trips to galleries and museums. You will engage in creating your own portfolio and will have the choice to specialise within a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, digital media, advertising or typography.


The course is aimed at students wanting to develop a career in various strands of the Graphic Design industry such as magazine design, publishing, branding and design agencies, art direction and advertising, website design, work in the television and film industries, founding their own design studio, further study and research. Our students also develop skills that can enable them to develop careers in a wide range of related industries such as Arts Administration, Education, Media Practice and research and much more.


  • We foster a creative and professionally focused environment for each student to ensure that the knowledge acquired, contributes to the brokering of new connections and an empowering career.
  • Through our curriculum and the diversity within the classroom and student community you can enjoy a dynamic, creative and culturally inspiring education
  • Experience an interdisciplinary, discursive and innovative approach to Higher Education that involves the fostering of an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit.


This course enables further development and exploration of your studies to HND level. You will build on your prior learning to explore advanced typography along with design projects based around: corporate identity and advertising (for print and screen). Live/competition work is a major part of the programme. The course culminates in a negotiated final major project and exhibition.

The aim of the HND Graphic Design is to enable you to develop conceptual, cultural, creative and practical skills and to encourage flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.

A large part of the course will stretch you in terms of cultural understanding and the interpretation of it in contemporary and historical design and although this course will give you a vocational training that will ready you for industry, it will also act as a tool to open your mind, make new associations in your environment and will make you begin to question the depth and originality of responses.


This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress directly into employment in the graphic design industry. Upon completion, you with be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to produce graphic content for a number of design industries, such as advertising, magazine and fine art. You may also choose to progress onto high education in the form of professional qualifications or a degree.

More details about the course please visit LCCA

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