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Graphics Design males at MAC
Location
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
6
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
NQ
Course Type
Full-Time
Duration
1 Year (August to June)

Creative ideas are at the heart of our Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration course. Through sketchbook development, and following the design process on a variety of briefs, you will gain an introduction to the practices of Graphic Design and Illustration.

What will I learn?

You will cover units involving the study of typography, children’s book illustration, digital imaging, packaging, illustration, magazine design, photography and screen printing. This year long course provides an ideal foundation for those who wish to progress to either HNC/D Graphic Design or HND Illustration. If you are interested in studying an art based subject, our Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration course could be the perfect choice.


For examples of our student work, and our blog, visit:
Graphic Design Blog

Graphic Design Pinterest 

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Course content:

  • Label and Packaging Design
  • Sketchbook Development
  • Software Skills
  • Children’s Book illustration
  • Typography
  •  Illustration
  • Magazine Design
  • Digital Media
  • Photography–Fist Steps
  • Photography–Artistic Development
  • Photography Digital Imaging
  • Corporate Identity
  • Design Project

Employer and industry links

We teach sketchbook development as a fundamental tool for creative thinking which we consider essential for successful progression onto HND level study. Our course gives you the ability to visually articulate your designs and illustrations: this is the foundation of visual communication and progression to further study and career aspiration.

As a valued student on our Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration course we teach you all the relevant industrial software commensurate with progression to HND level study through dedicated experienced design practitioners.

All Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration students are well schooled in the basics of Graphic Design and Illustration; a key driver for applying to HND/Degree graphic design/illustration specific programmes and career aspirations. We also pay significant attention to the application of appropriate software and terminology, which reinforces the learning and understanding, again commensurate with further study or possible employment.

Jobs and further study

Progression from Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration to HNC/HND is dependent on suitable progression through course work as well as satisfactory attendance, timekeeping and commitment.

  • HNC/HND Graphic Design
  • HNC/HND Illustration

Entry requirements (minimum)

Entry requirements: Route 1

  • Two National 5 qualifications, which must include English and Art /Graphic Communication. or
  • Two Intermediate 2 or Credit Level Standard Grades, 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.
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Entry requirements: Route 2

Where there are no formal entry qualifications, candidates will be required to present examples of their own creative work as part of the interview process.

  • A personal statement is mandatory to supporting a successful application/interview for route 2 applicants.
  • Suitable personal reference detailing creative ability, timekeeping and attendance.

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, 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.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

Route 1

  • Interview selection will be guaranteed based on qualifications and references submitted with an interview date to follow.
  • Conditional offers will formally be made at interview with all conditions clearly stipulated.
  • Unconditional offers will be made following attendance at interview, provided that all conditions have been met.
  • Once a conditional/Unconditional offer is received you must reply/accept within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions, kit list, induction date.

Route 2

  • Interview selection will be based on a mandatory personal statement and references submitted.
  • Conditional offers could be made at interview based on creative work/drawings presented, with all conditions clearly stipulated.
  • Unconditional offers could be made at interview based on creative work/drawings presented, provided that all conditions have been met.
  • Once a conditional/Unconditional offer is received you must reply/accept within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions, kit list, induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course


0141 272 3187