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Undergraduate prospectus 2023/24

Graphic and Digital Design, HND

Study a HND in Graphic and Digital Design at the University of Greenwich. This HND allows you to fast track into a career in graphic design.

The HND Graphic and Digital Design is an undergraduate course that runs over two years and aims to provide a practical and theoretical grasp of design through professional practice.

The course reflects the changes and developments of creative industries and gives you the opportunity to focus on different areas of design as well as understand the interrelation between them. This includes typography and graphic design, branding and advertising, fine art and visual communication information and interaction design, photography, data visualisation and moving image.

The HND Graphic and Digital Design programme is specially tailored for mature students who would like to return to education or have professional experiences in other disciplines or a creative portfolio. In the final year, you will be able to make fast-track application to the BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design programme.

UCAS points

72 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

012W G HND/GDD

School

Design

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

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2023/24 fees

What you should know about this course

  • The aim of this course is to encourage you to explore visual communication in a diverse and interdisciplinary way
  • It helps to develop your creative and aesthetic sensibilities in a rich and varied environment
  • The course is designed to encourage an individual creative approach through the development of craft and technical skills
  • This course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the critical and cultural dimensions of your discipline
  • Overall the course will contribute to developing your communication and information skills and the critical awareness required to articulate your learning.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

This degree course employs a range of innovative teaching and learning methods. Lectures and labs/tutorials are dynamic and interactive. You will be taught by an experienced team of lecturers, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Our research and consultancy work informs academics, and over 90 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

For entry in September 2023, you will require:

  • 72 UCAS points from A-Levels (we also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers)

AND YOU WILL ALSO REQUIRE:

  • GCSE English (Language or Literature) AND GCSE Art & Design at grade 4/C or above. (Note: GCSE Maths is recommended but is not a requirement.).

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

Please note: Applicants to whom the University wishes to consider making an offer will first be required to submit a portfolio and/or undertake an assessment AND will also be interviewed.

If you have any query on - and for more information about - our entry requirements, please contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Information coming soon.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2023/24 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Trips: Any compulsory field trips are funded by the school.

Resources: For Architecture, Landscape and Design courses, you will produce portfolios of large format plots plus CNC/3D printed models etc. Costs will vary but could reach £250 a year for printing, £100 for model making, and £50 for visiting the sites.

Software: We provide Adobe software and Lynda.com online video tutorials. You will also have access to Nvivo, SPSS Modeler and SPSS Amos. Any licenses for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Whilst there is no compulsory placement element of this course, we have two dedicated modules that address professional practices, connection and exposure to industry, establishing networks, and development of design portfolios and materials for seeking professional placements and employment.

In addition, in Year 2, students respond to a series of live industry briefs and attend awards shows - last year we had 6 overall winners for international design competitions.

How long is my placement?

Not applicable

What are the financial arrangements?

Not applicable

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to take up Summer internships during the Summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

More  about  careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Accommodation information

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‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.