Graphic Design and Illustration

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This foundation course allows you to build a creative portfolio of art, graphic design and illustration projects. The course can lead to further study on a variety of HN level courses specifically HND Graphic Design and HND Illustration. You'll learn to research effectively and work creatively from sketchbook through the design process to finished work, all of which is continuously assessed.

You will have the opportunity to develop an individual and personalised portfolio for whatever follow-on course you wish to apply for.

You'll work on graphics projects exploring:

Media and Illustration techniques; Sketchbook Development; Creative Thinking; Design and/or Illustration Projects; Page Layout; Typography; Advertising; Corporate Identity; Digital Imaging; Study Trips.

Entry Requirements

National 5 English and Art and Design, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview. Portfolio.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Design Crafts and Graphic Arts

SCQF Level