Advanced Certificate: Graphic and Digital Design

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


This course introduces you to the exciting world of creative graphic and digital design. Using the very latest Adobe Creative Suite of software packages, as well as traditional methods, you will develop creativity and skills to whilst working on a range of projects and creative briefs.

You will develop work-ready skills through design and presentation projects including; brochures, posters, web pages, magazines, and advertising. You will build a varied portfolio of work as you develop skills in many different aspects of graphic design and visual communication.

You will study: Graphic design: media design; Art/design project: graphic design; Photography: digital imaging; Design realisation; Two-dimensional design: the design process; Computer applications: design; Art and design: introduction to illustration; Art and design: introduction to graphic design; Creative project.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5, English, Art and Design or Graphic Communication preferred; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview. Portfolio.

Progression Routes

HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level



Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display