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Bedford College Group

HNC Graphic Design (Bedford)

UCAS Code: 112W

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Course overview:
A highly creative, ideas based course tailored to meet the specific needs of this exciting and evolving industry. Mentored by experienced, practicing tutors you will develop a portfolio covering traditional print, digital, advertising, branding, corporate identity, illustration and typography. The course has an impressive network of professional contacts, and an excellent record for working on live briefs, winning awards, and placing students into employment. Past students have won D&AD and YCN awards for seven consecutive years. Students present their work to industry through both local exhibitions, and within a major London venue as part of D&AD’s New Blood Festival.

Areas of study:
You will study the following compulsory units: graphic design practices, techniques and processes, professional development and professional practices, external design projects, typography, collaborative and advanced design projects and contextual studies. You will also study specialist units of: communication in graphic design, branding and identity, art direction, surface design and conceptual design practices.

Staff expertise:
You will benefit from highly-experienced, enthusiastic practicing tutors who have worked with Tesco, M&S, The Royal Opera House; Ministry of Sound; Coca-Cola; MTV; Ben & Jerry’s; Bosch; Sony PlayStation; The Beano; Centre Parcs and The Daily Telegraph.

Industry links:
We offer opportunities to undertake paid work experience, with recent placements at: Jam (London), Ted Baker, Bonfire Design, World of Initials. In the second year, you will gain first-hand work experience trading under our in-course design company ‘Bridge’, tackling live, external fee-paying projects.

Future options:
On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment. On successful completion of the HND you can move directly into employment within the advertising and design industry, or alternatively top-up the qualification to our Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-up.

Modules

During the course you will study the following modules:

Professional Development
Contextual Studies
Contextual and cultural referencing
Individual Project
Techniques and Processes
Typography
Graphic Design Practices
Communication in Art & Design
Surface Design

You will be taught how to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in term 1.

Assessment methods

As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising designers and consultants) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,895
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,895
per year
Scotland
£5,895
per year
Wales
£5,895
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site of Bedford College

Department:

Graphic Design

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