Graphic Design HND (TOP-UP) | Walsall College

Graphic Design HND (TOP-UP)

This course is the natural progression from the HNC Graphic Design and enables further development and exploration of your studies to top-up your achievement to HND level. Students build on their prior learning to explore advanced typography along with design projects based around: corporate identity and advertising (for print and screen). Live/competition work is a major part of the programme. The course culminates in a negotiated final major project and exhibition.

The aim of the HND Graphic Design is to enable you to develop conceptual, cultural, creative and practical skills and to encourage flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.

A large part of the course will stretch you in terms of cultural understanding and the interpretation of it in contemporary and historical design and although this course will give you a vocational training that will ready you for industry, it will also act as a tool to open your mind, make new associations in your environment and will make you begin to question the depth and originality of responses.

See examples of the work produced on the course at 

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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- Level 4 qualification (such as the HNC Graphic Design)
- Relevant work experience will be considered
- All applicants will require an initial assessment and interview

You can progress to the Level 6 BA (Hons) Visual Communication - Graphic Communication (TOP-UP) at Walsall College or second or third year of a degree or honours degree at university, depending on the match of the HND units to the degree course in question. Employment or self employment.

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Basic Information

Course Code P03F5GRD0P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 5
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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