When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 25 September 2024 - 14 June 2026 ( 240 hours, 60 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Chelsea Centre

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C24DSNE04B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The HNC in Art & Design (Graphic Design & Illustration) Part-time option at Morley College Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries is a two year course designed to provide students with a broad ranging experience of these ever-evolving subject areas. The course is aimed at those who wish to work as professional graphic designers or Illustrators. This industry has exhibited growth over the past 5 years, especially in areas such as digital advertising, website design and digital design services. This course will help you to develop and extend your creative practice as a designer by providing you with a wide range of experiences such as working with clients, exhibiting your work, engaging with industry focused projects and competitions. You will study graphics and illustration related techniques, contextual studies, typography, packaging and printmaking during the course. You will work towards an end of year exhibition at our Chelsea centre during year one and two. You will be supported via tutorials and regular contact with the course team. There is a strong focus on the development of practical, technical skills, employment-focused transferable skills and personal independent working practices. Delivery from our academic and technical team is complemented by visiting speakers, industry input, live client briefs, engagement with national competitions and presentations. Projects provide the opportunity to follow a range of processes and help students to understand the conditions of a brief, allowing students to build up confidence and understanding of their own creative process and how it can best be developed in order to support progression into the graphic design or illustration industries.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Devise a project and follow the design process from initial research into historical and cultural contexts, ideas generation, creative development, testing and experimentation, through to finished outcome
  • Develop individual work to a high, professional standard
  • Work with traditional and non-traditional materials
  • Demonstrate industry knowledge and ability to represent yourself professionally
  • Take part in group exhibitions of work
  • Confidently design and make for different contexts, across both personally and commercially/employer led projects

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Higher National Certificate in Art and Design [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

You will be supported in your studies by experienced tutors and will have access to industry experts and employers in the sector. You will complete a series of projects in our newly refurbished, well-equipped centre with access to specialist workshops and Macs with industry standard Adobe software. On successful completion of the HNC course at the end of year 2, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Higher National Certificate in Art and Design [EDEXCEL] UCAS Institution code: M91 UCAS Campus Code: M91C (Chelsea) UCAS Course Code: GRAC Units year 1 1 Professional Development 2 Contextual Studies 3 Individual Project (Pearson set) 4 Techniques & Processes Units year 2 13 Typography 14 Graphic Design Practices 19 Packaging Design 22 Printmaking

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points equivalent achieved through: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels including Art/Design/Textiles - BTEC/UAL level 3 Extended Diploma in related area GCSE English language grade 4 or C minimum, GCSE Maths is desirable. A portfolio of work which demonstrates skills in the subject area at level 3 standard.

What you need to know before you enrol

Attend an interview with a portfolio of work.

What you need

An equipment list will be provided at enrolment to all new students.

What you can do next

On successful completion of this course at the end of year two, you could apply to study the BTEC HND in Graphic Design & Illustration.