Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


This HND Illustration course will give you the opportunity to explore the creative and diverse world of Illustration through editorial and publishing, to storyboarding and character design. You will be introduced to different ways of working, where you will combine old and new techniques, bringing together digital and the handmade.

In year one you will study:

Mixed media; Life drawing (clothed and unclothed); Digital imaging; Art and design context; Art and design project; Printmaking and producing print; Typography; Illustration; Specialist Illustration; Graded unit 1.

In year two you will study:

Animation: an intro; Developmental drawing portfolio; Mixed media portfolio; Illustration project; Printmaking in multiple layers; Developmental drawing portfolio; 3D; Digital imaging project; Graphic design project; Graded unit 2.

Entry Requirements

Higher Art and Design, or NQ Foundation in Art and Design; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Personal statement. Relevant HNC may give you entry to year 2.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme at university.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Graphic Design and Illustration

SCQF Level