Visual Communication: Graphic Design

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


The HND Visual Communication in Graphic Design is an award-winning and studio-driven course with an exciting blend of employer engagement, industry collaboration and contemporary design projects. The course has a strong reputation for producing industry-ready graduates who can think and execute design solutions across a range of print and digital formats.

What you will learn:

Year 1

Art and Design: Creative Process; Graphic Design; Graphic Production for Commercial Production; Typography; Graphic Design: Three-Dimensional; Visual Communication: Graded Unit 1; Art and Design Context; Digital Imaging; Art and Design Project; Art and Design: Desktop Publishing and Layout; Web Design: An Introduction; Visual Communication: An Introduction; Working in the Field of Visual Communication.

Year 2

Web Design; Design Production; Digital Imaging Project; Graphic Design: Advanced; Graphic Design Project; Typography Project; Visual Communication: Graded Unit 2; Creative Project for Artists and Designers; Preparing for a Role in the Field of Visual Communication; Client-Initiated Design Project.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or Art and Design Diploma Level 3 (UAL), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Degree level course at college or university

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Art and Design

SCQF Level