Graphic Design HNC | Walsall College

Graphic Design HNC

Are you a creative problem solver that likes to design innovative solutions to communication problems? If so this course is for you. 

The course is taught by experienced professional artists and designers. The curriculum is further enhanced by a wide range of visiting speakers, trips and visits.   

The course encourages students to develop a portfolio that is as unique as they are. Exploratory projects happily sit alongside commercially based work. Live work and competition work is a key element of the curriculum.  

The college’s design studios have been created to industry standards and are equipped with Macs and PCs with the full Adobe Creative Cloud.  The college also provides home access to all the software you are expected to use on the course. You can also access, our traditional print room, photographic and other media facilities.

You will be expected to attend 2.5 days on site working with us in the studios. Additionally, you are encouraged to spend approximately 2.5 days in self-directed study; this can be off site or on campus.

During your studies you will work on a wide range of projects, including typography, animation, interactivity, editorial layout and other design for print projects.

The course will support you in developing your professional portfolio and developing your digital presence.

Graduates from the college have gone on to join top agencies or have successfully started their own businesses and freelance careers with support from our business centre, The Hub.

On completion of this course you will be awarded with a Level 4 HNC qualification. It is also is the first step towards receiving a full Level 6 BA (Hons).  The next step in your progression after this course would be to apply to study on Level 5 HND Graphic Design  UCAS code: 012W.

Applications to all Full Time Undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you only wish to apply to this college please contact us and we will process your UCAS application for you.

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Either BTEC Level 3 Art and Design or Graphic Design, A-levels equivalent to 240 UCAS points (including an Art, Design or Media based subject) or Pre-degree Foundation Art and Design

Mature learners with a portfolio of creative work will also be considered.

You can progress to the HND Diploma in Graphic Design at Walsall College or to the second year of an honours degree, depending on the match of the HNC units to the degree course in question. Employment or self employment.

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Basic Information

Course Code P03F4GRC0P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 4
Type Full-Time
Fee £5200, Other fees: £10 Learning Pass with Photocopying & Printing Credit
Start Date Sep 21 2020

Higher Education Loan & Bursary

You may be eligible for a Higher Education Loan or Bursary when studying this course.


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Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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