Visual Communication, NQ
(Graphic Design and Illustration)
What You Need
You will need three relevant Standard Grades at General Level or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent.
A place on this course is subject to an interview process.
A Portfolio is mandatory.
All students will be interviewed but you may also be asked to undertake a Core Skills test to determine that you have the required skills to be successful on the course.
Who is this course for?
This course will offer students the foundations in the art of visual communication through Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography, Animation and Web Design.
What subjects will I be studying?
As the course progresses students will study:
Students will also develop design and image manipulation skills using industry standard digital packages such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Flash.
How many days will I be in college?
Normally 3/4 days, however you will be given your timetable when you attend your Induction Day.
How will I be assessed?
You will undertake continuous class based assessments throughout the course.
Students who successfully complete the NQ Visual Communication course may be considered for the HNC Visual Communication course.
This will depend on your results and positive feedback from your lecturers during the course.
You could also decide to look for employment in the graphic design, illustration, animation, photograpy or web design sectors.
How do I fund my course?
You should apply for a Bursary. You can get a Bursary/EMA Application Pack from the Student Finance Office located in the Student Information Centre at Ayr Campus once you have been offered a place on the course.
Alternatively complete the form below and our Admissions Team will contact you.
Enquire About The Course
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