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Graphic and Digital Design

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English (Language or Literature) AND GCSE Art & Design at grade 4/C or above. GCSE Maths grade 4/C is recommended.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Design

Study a HND in Graphic and Digital Design at the University of Greenwich. This HND allows you to fast track into a career in graphic design.

The HND Graphic and Digital Design is an undergraduate course that runs over two years and aims to provide a practical and theoretical grasp of design through professional practice.

The course reflects the changes and developments of creative industries and gives you the opportunity to focus on different areas of design as well as understand the interrelation between them. This includes typography and graphic design, branding and advertising, fine art and visual communication information and interaction design, photography, data visualisation and moving images.

The HND Graphic and Digital Design programme is specially tailored for mature students who would like to return to education or have professional experiences in other disciplines or a creative portfolio. In the final year, you will be able to make fast-track application to the BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design programme.

**What you should know about this course**

- The aim of this course is to encourage you to explore visual communication in a diverse and interdisciplinary way

- It helps to develop your creative and aesthetic sensibilities in a rich and varied environment

- The course is designed to ensure the creative process and the development of craft and technical skills are central to teaching

- This course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the critical and cultural dimensions of your discipline

- Overall the course will contribute to developing your communication and information skills and the critical awareness required to articulate your learning.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment methods

On this course students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)

Department:

School of Design

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
med
Design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

61%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Design occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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