James Watt College

HNC Visual Communication: Graphic Design

James Watt College
In Kilwinning and Greenock

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Typology HNC
Location At 2 venues (Scotland)
Description

This exciting course develops creative thinking and practical skills to give an excellent introduction to the vibrant world of Graphic Design and Digital Media. Our course combines practical, studio-based project work, computer-based design and creative theory.

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Location

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Greenock (Renfrewshire)
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James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education Finnart Street, PA16 8HF

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Kilwinning (North Ayrshire)
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James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education North Ayrshire Campus Lauchlan Way, KA13 6DE

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· Requirements

One Higher, preferably in Art & Design, plus two Standard Grade/ Intermediate 2 passes, or a suitable group of SQA modules such as NC Art & Design Portfolio. Applicants may be admitted without formal qualifications. All applicants are required to bring samples of their work to interview.

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Course programme

HNC Visual Communication: Graphic Design

Course Aims:
This exciting course develops creative thinking and practical skills to give an excellent introduction to the vibrant world of Graphic Design and Digital Media. Our course combines practical, studio-based project work, computer-based design and creative theory.

Course Content:
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Developmental Drawing
  • Art & Design Project
  • Art & Design Context
  • Typography
  • Desktop Publishing & Page Layout
  • 3D Design
  • Photography
  • Graded Unit
Groups will be given the opportunity to select from additional units such as Web Design and Printmaking.

Progression Opportunities:
Successful students may progress to HND Visual Communication, Art School or to degree programmes such as BA Digital Art at the University of the West of Scotland, BA Applied Graphics Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University, BA Visual Communication & Media Design at University of Abertay and BA Graphic Design at the University of Cumbria.

Career Potential:
Opportunities exist within design consultancies, advertising agencies, print companies, publishers, newspaper industry, marketing, public relations, television, web and multimedia.

Course Assessment:
Continuous assessment, through mainly project-based work, while some units have written assignments.


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