BA (Hons) Graphic Design

This course is for students with a successfully completed HND in visual communication/graphic design or relevant industrial experience, who have a passion for typography and problem solving. We look for students who want to solve design problems and communicate visually in order to inform, challenge and entertain.

During Year One we build your confidence in all key areas within graphic design through a series of tutor-led design briefs, designed to challenge both your creative and technical abilities. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal research project, online portfolio and blog.

In Year Two, you will undertake self-directed and national competition briefs tailored to your own career aspirations; helping you to easily communicate your strengths to employers within a professional portfolio of work. On graduating with a BA Honours Graphic Design you will have the skills to compete in a wide variety of careers including editorial design, typography, branding and publishing. Our alumni are now working with design consultancies including MC & Sachi Berlin, Red Bee Media, D8, Made Brave, Traffic and Skyscanner.

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Entry requirements (minimum)

HND Visual Communication/Graphic Design or equivalent with a Graded Unit A or B pass plus a portfolio of graphic design, or suitable industrial experience.

How to apply

1. Apply for the BA Honours Graphic Design – directly through Glasgow Clyde College's website (NOT UCAS).

2. Send a single PDF portfolio (not exceeding 15mb) along with a separate personal statement to When received you will be sent an acknowledgement email.

Your PDF portfolio file should have your full name clearly stated and contain a minimum of eight finished graphic design projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of typography and aesthetic judgement.

3. Suitable candidates will be invited for interview and should bring along a physical portfolio of graphic design work, reference and proof of qualifications.

There will also be a skills test usually taking no more than 10 minutes.

Selection process information 

Progression routes

Employment within the graphic design industry.

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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