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.
We will accept applications for this course up to 16 September 2019.
- Graphic Design Practices
- Communication in Art & Design
- Visual Narratives
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project (Pearson Set)
- Techniques & Processes
- Advanced Graphic Design
- Web Design
- Art Direction
- Material Selection & Specification
- Professional Practice
- Applied Practice Collaboration Project
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:
- Portfolios of work
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||David Game College - Higher Education Centre|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||A Level achievement (‘A’ to ‘D’ grade) that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject. Note: equivalent qualifications are acceptable.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Level 3 qualification in Art & Design or another related Level 3 qualification.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education Institution.|
Internal English Test
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.
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.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|