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Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design

Course Code: C5162
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19
This two year graphic design course is the art of communicating messages, concepts and ideas using text and images, both on screen and in print. The results of the graphic design process can be seen in websites, magazines, DVDs and CDs, video games, film credits, books, posters and flyers - anywhere that text and images appear together. A Graphic Designer’s job involves producing exciting, engaging design products that will inform/ entertain the target audience and will also satisfy the requirements and agenda of the client. This course aims to deliver foundation graphic design skills, and explore issues such as how to get great ideas, how to develop layouts, how to produce professional standard designs and how to present design work at a professional level.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability
This course session is currently in Clearing – please attend our Clearing day on Wednesday 22nd August to enrol. Please refer to our clearing page for information on what you need to bring with you. 

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Please note, the minimum tariff accepted for this course in the previous academic year was 80 tariff points.


Tuition Fee


Fees relate to year 1 of a 2 year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Students have the opportunity to work on live projects, enter competitions and to engage directly with industry. Successful completion may facilitate direct entry to the second year of any graphic design (or in some cases, any art and design) degree in the United Kingdom, or possibly to a specialised, one year top-up degree (only available in mainland UK and at university discretion). Alternatively, a HND will qualify the holder for employment in the graphic design or broader creative industries.
Additional costs

will include, stationery £60, USB hard drive £50 and print credit £40.

Contact Information

Tel: 028 9026 5335 / 5321 or  email: [email protected]