Digital Media for Design and Print

Digital Media for Design and Print

The HNC Digital Media for Design and Print will equip candidates with the broad-based and specialist technical skills needed to work in the pre-press production area. It covers: Typography and Desktop Publishing; Image Editing; Print Production; Computer Aided Design; Graphic Design; Pre-Press Technologies; Multimedia; and Communication Industry Management.

The HND Digital Media for Design and Print will equip candidates with the practical competences needed for work in various areas of the printing industry, as well as the multimedia skills required to operate in a wider range of publishing media.

Who does this qualification suit

Entry

While access to these Group Awards will be at the discretion of the centre it would be beneficial if you had some previous experience of printing, graphic design, multimedia or a related area. Evidence of this might be:

  • a locally-devised National Certificate in printing, screen printing, graphics, ICT or equivalent qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6
  • work experience in the printing industry or a related industry
  • NVQ/SVQ in Printing or a related area at level 3
  • one Higher at level C or above
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages at an appropriate level (if English is not your first language)

Direct entry to the programme can be offered if you have equivalent qualifications from another country, provided the competences can be identified and are appropriate.

Candidate Information

HNC Digital Media for Design and Print

The HNC Digital Media for Design and Print will equip you with the broad-based and specialist technical skills you will need to work in the pre-press production area. It covers Typography and Desktop Publishing; Image Editing; Print Production; Computer-Aided Design; Graphic Design; Pre-Press Technologies; Multimedia; and Communication Industry Management.

During the learning process, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in organising, communicating, information collection and research, logical and analytical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, and co-operating with others (and team working); you will also enhance your vocational adaptability.

HND Digital Media for Design and Print

The HND Digital Media for Design and Print will equip you with the practical competencies you will need for work in various areas of the printing industry, as well as the multimedia skills required to operate in a wider range of publishing media.

The HND covers typography and desktop publishing; image editing; print production; computer-aided design; graphic design; pre-press technologies; multimedia, and communication industry management.

During the learning process, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in: organising, communicating, information collection and research, logical and analytical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, and co-operating with others (and team working); you will also enhance your vocational adaptability.

Progression

Having completed your HNC in Digital Media for Design and Print, you could expect to gain employment at technician level in a variety of fields including publishing and media departments; commercial printers; publishers of newspapers, magazines and books; design studios; advertising agencies; local government; and commercial and educational organisations.

When you have completed the HNC Digital Media for Design and Print, you could progress to the HND Digital Media for Design and Print.

It is possible to progress from the HND into Year 3 of the BA Multimedia at the University of Paisley, though to do this you need to choose these Optional Units: F1V7 34 From Print to the Internet: Content Repurposing; D75W 34 Multimedia: Developing Multimedia Applications; and DE2N 35 3D Modelling and Animation.

There are also opportunities to progress to the second or third year of degree courses at other universities, though you would have to check with each institution on its requirements.

Where can you take this course?

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Arrangements Documents

 

Title: HNC/HND Digital Media for Design and Print
Code: G8VH 15 and G8VJ 16
Date: Version 06 (March 2017)
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