Visual Communication

Moray College UHI


Main campus


Year 1 - HND
Mandatory units:
Art and design context; Visual communication: an introduction; Visual communication: graded unit 1; Digital imaging; Art and design project.

Option units:
Graphic Design; Illustration; Mixed Media; Developmental Drawing; Portfolio production; Photography: An Introduction; Personal Development Planning; Art and Design: creative process; Typography.

Year 2 - HND
Mandatory units:
Creative Project for Artists and Designers; Digital Imaging Project; Design Production; Working in Creative Industries 2; Preparing for a Role in the Field of Visual Communication; Visual Communication: Graded Unit 2.

Option units:
Client Initiated Design Project; Creative Arts Project: Development and Production; Mixed Media Portfolio; Photography: Advertising; Work Experience; Photography: Image Editing 1; New Media Project.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or relevant NC. You will be required to submit a portfolio of your work and may be asked to attend an interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

4 years


Creative Industries

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