NQ Graphic Design

Creative ideas are at the heart of our NQ Graphics course. Through sketchbook work and following the design process on different briefs you will gain an introduction to the practice of graphic design.

On the course we cover units involving the study of typography, digital imaging, packaging, advertising, illustration and magazine design.

This year long course provides an ideal foundation for those who wish to progress to the HNC/D Visual Communication Graphic Design for Print & New Media

If you are interested in studying an art based subject our NQ Graphics course could be the perfect choice.

For examples of our student work and our blog visit:

www.hndgraphics.com and www.pinterest.com/cardonalddesign

Course content

  • Label and Packaging Design
  • Sketchbook Development
  • Software Skills
  • Advertising
  • Typography 
  • Illustration
  • Magazine Design 
  • Digital Media
  • Photography 
  • Corporate Identity 
  • Design Project

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two Intermediate 2 or Credit Level Standard Grades which must include English and Art / Graphic Communication OR
  • Two National 5 qualifications which must include English and Art /Graphic Communication
  • Suitable academic reference detailing creative ability, timekeeping and attendance
  • A personal statement is key to supporting a successful application


Selection process information 

Progression routes

HND Graphic Design for Print and New Media: Visual Communication

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


1 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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Contact us

T: 0141 272 3186
E: bcdicardonald@glasgowclyde.ac.uk 


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