Milton Keynes College

HND Graphic Design Milton Keynes College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Highlights Include
Creative and professional development
Work experience links with our Silbury Campus Design House
Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through live projects commissioned by employers
Computer and printer access outside of session time.

What does this course cover?
Professional Practice
Applied Practice Collaboration Project
Material Selection and Specification
Creative Industry Placement
Creative Entry
Advanced Graphic Design Studies

Who is this course for?
Do you have a genuine interest in graphic design and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject? Whether you are interested in a fine art or professional pathway, this intensive and demanding course offers the key technical and visual communication skills for both academic and career routes in graphic design.
What can I do after this course?

Upon successful completion you will be encouraged to consider topping-up your HNDs to the final year of a graphic design degree, subject to selected University criteria. The level of entry onto to any subsequent degree will be based upon your outcome and profile on the HND and the ongoing university entry requirement. Final year top-up cannot be guaranteed You will also be able to consider employment in a graphic design-related field, with options including working as an animator, technical illustrator, storyboard artist, advertising designer or an illustrator for graphic novels.

Why choose this course?
This course is designed to give you the feel of a more mature atmosphere, similar to University. You will take on units which will also be studied by students on similar courses, giving you the opportunity to meet a whole variety of people.

Course details


Professional Practice
Applied Practice Collaboration Project
Material Selection and Specification
Creative Industry Placement
Creative Entry
Advanced Graphic Design Studies

Assessment method

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a variety of methods throughout the course, including discussion, assignments, written tasks, presentations and practical. Assignments will be industry linked. They are designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the subjects, broaden your core skills in graphic design practice and develop your personal and professional approach to your work.
How will my progress be monitored?
Student progress is monitored through regular one-to-one tutorials and regular assessment of project work. You will also have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 012W
Institution code M89
Campus name Chaffron Way
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

To apply for the HND you will be expected to have achieved the Level 4 HNC in Graphic Design or an equivalent qualification. Mature candidates will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Milton Keynes College
Chaffron Way Campus
Woughton Campus West
Milton Keynes

Course contact details

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Lisa Miles HE and FE Quality Coordinator