University of Greenwich

Graphic and Digital Design University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Study a HND in Graphic and Digital Design at the University of Greenwich. This HND allows you to fast track into a career in graphic design.

Why study this at Greenwich?

 The aim of this course is to encourage you to explore visual communication in a diverse and interdisciplinary way
 It helps to develop your creative and aesthetic sensibilities in a rich and varied environment
 The course is designed to ensure the creative process and the development of craft and technical skills are central to teaching
 This course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the critical and cultural dimensions of your discipline
 Overall the course will contribute to developing your communication and information skills and the critical awareness required to articulate your learning.

Course details


Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Visual Communication in Context (30 credits)
  • Graphic Design Principles (30 credits)
  • Typographic Studies (30 credits)
  • Experimental Studio Practices (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Design Thinking (30 credits)
  • Graphic Design in Branding and Advertising (30 credits)
  • Narrative and Sequence (15 credits)
  • Creative Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Design Challenges (30 credits)

Assessment method

Students are assessed through presentations, coursework, creative writing, dissertations, and a portfolio of design project work.

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 G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
Campus code G

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
UCAS Tariff 72 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC in art, design or any related subject
GCSE/National 4/National 5 •GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above, including English (language or literature) and mathematics.

Additional entry requirements


Suitable candidates may be asked to attend an interview and present a creative portfolio.


Suitable candidates may be asked to attend an interview and present a creative portfolio.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are set for 19/20 intake and may be subject to change for 20/21.

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS

Course contact details

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Recruitment Office

020 8331 9000

School of Design