Graphic Design HNC (Part time) - MK College

Graphic Design HNC

(Part time)

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INTRODUCTION

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 will I do?

You will complete contextual studies and individual projects consisting of various techniques and projects. Your professional development will be consistently prioritised by staying in touch with the industry, and both observing and debating current trends and techniques. You will have additional opportunities to grow your skillset and portfolio through live projects commissioned by employers and external businesses.

What’s next?

Upon successful completion you will be encouraged to consider ‘topping-up’ your HNC to the HND level 5 qualification. You could then round it off with a full degree by completing the final year at a relevant university.

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. You will benefit from work experience links with a range of designers and businesses to help bolster your employment journey.

Please note: Successful enrolment on the HND will be based on outcome and will be dependent on numbers.

Is it for me?

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. If you want to learn and work in a focused and dedicated environment alongside teachers with solid industry experience, this course will open the door to a successful career in graphic design.

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You require 96 UCAS tariff points and GCSEs at grade C/4 in English & Maths.

Mature students without these formal qualifications are welcome to apply; acceptance onto the course will be subject to a portfolio interview.

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 assessment of project work. You will also have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.

WHAT LEVEL IS THIS QUALIFICATION?

This qualification is at level 4, you will gain a Higher National Certificate in Graphic Design.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

The part time HNC is available over 2 years to fit in with your other commitments, such as family and work. This will consist of I day and I evening per week.

WHY STUDY AT MILTON KEYNES COLLEGE?

  • Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff
  • High quality specialist resources and accommodation
  • Great opportunities to progress to University to complete a third year top-up degree
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through ‘live projects’ commissioned by employers
  • The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE ANYTHING?

You will be required to provide your own materials.

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