David Game College - Higher Education Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art & Design (Graphic Design)

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Course summary

The Higher National Diploma in Art & Design at David Game College is a fast track pathway to a successful career in the creative industries. The Graphic Design specialist pathways provide an introduction into a wide range of graphics disciplines, allowing you to specialise in whichever aspect of the graphic design industry you wish to pursue. This course focuses on the development of design skills, practical programme knowledge and technical ability to work in a Design environment. You will study a range of modules, that develop skills in typography, digital output, infographics, packaging, motion graphics and editorial design. You will also be further prepared by core skills development in visual communication, responding to professional briefs & contextual studies. The course is delivered via a combination of practical workshops, lectures, one-to-one tutorials as well as field trips to galleries and museums. This course will start on October 2021 and we will accept applications for this course up to October 2021.

Course details


Year 1

  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices
  • Communication in Art & Design
  • Visual Narratives
  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
  • Techniques & Processes
Year 2
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Digital Animation
  • Art Direction
  • Branding & Identity
  • Professional Practice
- Applied Practice Collaboration Project

Assessment method

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. They provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and a variety of methods are used and these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams
To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

An interview will be conducted with an Admissions Officer or by a member of the academic team. During the interview, the information contained within the application form will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate they have the necessary skills for successful completion of the course, evidence of motivation and the commitment to succeed.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, with no formal or recognised qualification, will be required to take the DGHE English Entry test to determine whether their level of English is appropriate for the course applied. The level required for entry onto the HND is typically an IELTS 5.5 or above.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art & Design (Graphic Design) at David Game College - Higher Education Centre - UCAS