Graphic Design

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


The HND Graphic Design course contains a mix of units aimed to meet the expectations for progression to degree level study or employment. This is mainly a project-based and practical course. We put a strong emphasis on the design process, sketchbook ideation (the heart and soul of any design concept), typography, (a key skill to being a Graphic Designer) and digital skills and knowledge of industry software, this helps pull the design process into a final piece of Graphic Design.

Our dedicated computer studios (Macs) run the latest industry-standard software Adobe CC. In this digital environment, you will learn InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects.?

We also have dedicated studio space allowing you the best of both worlds — giving you a place to sketch, paint or develop your digital skills.

Entry Requirements

Higher Art and Design or Graphic Communication or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Portfolio of art and design work.

Progression Routes

BA Hons Graphic Design at Glasgow Clyde College, 2nd or 3rd year entry to relevant degrees in Graphic Design, Web Design or Computer Animation etc. or employment in the graphic design industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Graphic Design and Illustration

SCQF Level