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Graphic Design HND Level 5 FT Millfield Campus

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Millfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


The results of the Graphic Design process can be seen in websites, magazines, DVDs and CDs, video games, film credits, books, posters and flyers – anywhere that texts and images appear together. A Graphic Designer’s job involves producing exciting, engaging design products that will inform/entertain the target audience and will also satisfy the requirements and agenda of the client.

This two year graphic design course is the art of communicating messages, concepts and ideas using text and images, both on screen and in print.

This course aims to deliver foundation graphic design skills, and explore issues such as how to get great ideas, how to develop layouts, how to produce professional standard designs and how to present design work at a professional level. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Prospects

Students have the opportunity to work on live projects , enter competitions and to engage directly with industry. Successful completion may facilitate direct entry into the second year of any graphic design (or in some cases, any art and design) degree in the United Kingdom, or possibly to specialised one year top-up degree (only available in mainland UK and at university discretion). Alternatively, and HND will qualify the holder for employment in the graphic design or broader creative industries.

Possible careers are:

Graphic Designer
Create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Illustrators are commissioned to produce still drawings for use in advertisements, books, magazines, packaging, greetings cards and newspapers. It is essential to prepare a sound portfolio of work that can be used to demonstrate abilities.

Tuition fees

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£ 2,765per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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