Graphic Design (Higher National Certificate)

South Downs College
United Kingdom
Study mode
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Along with a passion for art, media or design, you will require one of the following qualifications to enrol on this Level 4 HNC course:

  • 3 GCE A Levels (A* – C grades) including an art, design or media subject
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in a design, art or media subject
  • Access to Higher Education Certificate

All applicants will require a portfolio interview with a member of the lecturing team. The portfolio should include work produced on the student’s A level or BTEC Level 3 course.

If you currently do not hold any of the above qualifications, the College may be able to offer you an alternative full-time course or Apprenticeship, to support future progression onto this HNC programme.


Year 1

  • Visual Communication
  • Ideas Generation and Development
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing
  • Professional Practice
  • Design Principles
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Typographic Skills
  • Visual Communication in Graphic Design 

Year 2

  • Advertising
  • Illustration
  • Typography
  • Working in the Digital Environment

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