London College of Contemporary Arts
9 Holborn, London EC1N 2LL London, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3535 1155


Programme Title: HND Graphic Design

Awarding Body: Pearson

Campus: London

Duration: Two Years, Full Time


2016 October

2017 February, June and October

Fees: UK/EU £6,000 (SFE funding available)



The HND in Graphic Design will enable you to develop your creative ability and technical graphic skills, allowing you to determine the career path you wish to take. The course is delivered via a combination of practical workshops, lectures, one-to-one tutorials and field trips to galleries and museums. You will engage in creating your own portfolio and will have the choice to specialise within a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, digital media, advertising or typography.



The course is aimed at students wanting to develop a career in various strands of the Graphic Design industry such as magazine design, publishing, branding and design agencies, art direction and advertising, website design, work in the television and film industries, founding their own design studio, further study and research. Our students also develop skills that can enable them to develop careers in a wide range of related industries such as Arts Administration, Education, Media Practice and research and much more.



  • We foster a creative and professionally focused environment for each student to ensure that the knowledge acquired, contributes to the brokering of new connections and an empowering career.
  • Through our curriculum and the diversity within the classroom and student community you can enjoy a dynamic, creative and culturally inspiring education  
  • Experience an interdisciplinary, discursive and innovative approach to Higher Education that involves the fostering of an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit.



This course enables further development and exploration of your studies to HND level. You will build on your prior learning to explore advanced typography along with design projects based around: corporate identity and advertising (for print and screen). Live/competition work is a major part of the programme. The course culminates in a negotiated final major project and exhibition.

The aim of the HND Graphic Design is to enable you to develop conceptual, cultural, creative and practical skills and to encourage flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.

A large part of the course will stretch you in terms of cultural understanding and the interpretation of it in contemporary and historical design and although this course will give you a vocational training that will ready you for industry, it will also act as a tool to open your mind, make new associations in your environment and will make you begin to question the depth and originality of responses.



  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of graphic design
  • Develop higher-level skills in a graphic design context
  • Develop range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • Ability to manage the delivery of various media and design projects
  • Demonstrate critical awareness and ability to research and synthesize complex information
  • Ability to communicate and present information and ideas in various forms
  • Develop ability to handle information.





This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress directly into employment in the graphic design industry. Upon completion, you with be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to produce graphic content for a number of design industries, such as advertising, magazine and fine art. You may also choose to progress onto high education in the form of professional qualifications or a degree.



Age: minimum 18 years


  • UK applicants: four GCSEs (C or above).
  • Minimum two A levels (D or above) any NARIC recognised equivalence

Language proficiency:

  • IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component)
  • PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component)
  • TOEFL (IBT) 87 – min. L-21, R-22, S-23, W-21

Mature students: (over 21) are accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement



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