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Graphic Design HNC

Craven College is part of the NEW Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (which has received £10m Government investment). You will have access to a brand new floor of high spec i5 PCs, full Adobe Suite and graphics tablets on our Skipton campus. The course has a focus on branding, motion graphics, packaging, typography and UI design and scope for collaborative UI and UX projects.

Graphic Design HNC, Level 4 is a careers-related course, providing a professional introduction to the subject using both traditional and digital methods. There is an emphasis on innovation, creativity and skills development, providing the opportunity to follow your chosen pathway into a career in Graphic Design and other creative industries.

You will learn and develop a wide range of skills including type and letterforms, design principles, digital illustration, 3D graphics, motion graphics and digital/graphic manipulation.

Being taught through a combination of lectures and in-class practical activities will help you to embed learning and appeal to a variety of learning styles. Your learning will be supported by Moodle – an online electronic resource platform managed by your module tutors, by the excellent LRC at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre.

Your time in college will be spent in informative lectures, workshops and tutorials, however, there will be an expectation that you will spend the double amount of time, developing, ideas, techniques and processes outside formal College time on significant independent study.

The course will be taught over 1 day per week allowing you to work alongside studying.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
Institution Code
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Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points)
  • English & Maths GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Interview
  • Portfolio

What you will study

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Practices
  • Packaging Design
  • Communication in Art & Design

What's Next?

To apply for a full-time higher education programme, please apply via UCAS.

Further Study

  • Graphic Design HND


  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Designer
  • Digital designer
  • Web Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Application Designer
  • Creative Artworker
  • Creative Design Manager
  • Motion Graphic Designer
Meet the team
  •   Presenting Keira Heckman with her T&A Award   •   Winner! Keira Heckman – Star Student of the Year (over 16)   •   Congratulations Keira Heckman, T&A Education Awards Nominee
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