Visual Communication (Graphic Design with Moving Image) (NQ) @ SCQF Level 6

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Introduction

 

 

Graphic Design with Moving Image combines the development of innovative and creative thinking with technological and digital skills. Through use of both digital and traditional media you can develop your skills to enhance your current career or career prospects. Students have previously gone on to study higher education courses and now work in a range of professions, these include: Graphic Designers, Animators, Freelance Professionals, Magazine Directors, Multidisciplinary Designers and Print Specialists. This course is suitable for school leavers or for those wanting to re-skill, re-train, widen or enhance their current skills.

This is a blended course which integrates online and face to face delivery. The course does have a completely online pathway for those who are not able to attend college. Please ensure you discuss this option at your interview if you know you cannot physically attend the college as there will be additional requirements/resources you will need prior to the course start date.

On successful completion of this course progression routes are available to HN study.

 

Location:

Dumfries

Duration

  • Full Time.
  • 2/3 days per week.
  • Independent study time is also required.

Entry Requirements

  • Examples of creative work 
  • Successful interview-Via Teams  
  • 3 National 5 awards at C or 3 intermediate 2 awards or Foundation Studies in Creative Industries or equivalent (qualifications ideally include English and Art/Graphics) 
  • Entry is possible for mature students without the stated academic qualifications depending on their prior knowledge and experience 

Online Pathway only


Resources you are required to have prior to the start of the course.

PC or Mac with following specs:

Windows

 

Minimum requirement

Processor

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

Operating system

Windows 10 version 1803, 1809 and later (64 bit)

RAM

8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)


Hard disk space

5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; more free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)

 

Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)

Monitor resolution

1280x1024 display

 

GPU

OpenGL version 3.3 or higher (DirectX 12 with feature level 12_0 recommended)

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

 

MacOS

 

Minimum requirement

Processor

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

Operating system

macOS X version 10.13 (64 bit), version 10.14 (64 bit) or version 10.15 (64 bit)

RAM

8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)

Hard disk space

6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; more free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)

 

Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)

Monitor resolution

1024x900 display (1280x1024 recommended)

GPU

OpenGL version 3.3 or higher (Metal Support recommended)

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

Software

QuickTime 10.x software recommended

Software (can be provided by D&G College upon enrolment)

  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop

You will also need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Graphite pencil
  • Fineliner
  • Coloured pencils
  • Camera/smart phone to capture video
  • Scanner/camera to capture stills/copy artwork


 

Additional Entry Requirements

Examples of Creative Work
 
You will need to submit your examples of creative work prior to your interview. 
 
Please email admissionemail@dumgal.ac.uk with images of your work, a website or Instagram link. 
If you have any technical difficulties, please let us know. 
You can show us work via your webcam during your Teams interview but please let us know in advance if this is how you plan to show your full portfolio. 

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

This fun, creative graphic design and media course will equip you with the key skills required in this exciting profession. Enjoy learning through a series of experimental projects in animation, typography, illustration, image editing, graphic design, video, sound and web design. The course content is subject to change.

Essential skills for employment or progression to further study will be developed including ICT, Communication, Numeracy, Problem solving and Working with others.

Assessments

Assessment are both practical and written.

Progression

Students may apply to progress to HNC Graphic Design with Moving Image (Visual Communication certificate)

Career Prospects

The course can provide an option for further study in Visual Communication which will then lead to employment in a range of visual or digital media-based careers including self-employment or creative roles such as animation, web design, advertising, graphic design, film, TV etc.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.
(01387) 734000

Selling Points

Highlights:

  • Experiment with a range of visual communication disciplines
  • Find your niche subject/s
  • Start to discover your creative style
  • Guest speakers
  • Develop new skills
Improve your employability
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