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Course Length

24 months


£6,750 per annum

Awarded By

Pearson Education Ltd

UCAS codes

  • Course Code: A524
  • Institution Code: N34
  • Campus Code: N

HND in Art and Design (Digital Design)

About the course

Higher Nationals are level 4 and 5 qualifications – equivalent to a foundation degree or the first two years of a full degree. They are vocational courses with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’; focusing on the skills and knowledge needed for a particular industry.

This diploma course prepares students for a career in the Digital Design industry and provides the opportunity to explore and develop the technical skills required to create artwork using screen-based practices through visual, aesthetic and experimental elements within digital design practice.

As well as studying modules in Screen Based Practice, Digital Design Practice and Techniques and Processes, students will also be guided through Professional Practice and Creative Industries Placement, giving an insight into what is required for a career within the Digital Design Industry.

The programme is supported by lecturers who are practitioners within the industry. Students can access our professional standard facilities including a Mac Suite and 3D Design software.

You will study this course 2 days a week over 24 months.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken plus 80 UCAS points from at least one of the following: 2 A Levels at grade A-D, Vocational Level 3 Diploma in an Art related subject, Access Diploma Level 3 in Foundation Studies Art & Design.

For mature students over 18, suitable work experience may be taken into consideration instead of formal academic studies. Applicants will be required to attend an interview and provide portfolio evidence of their skills and knowledge.

Where next?

On completion, you may have the option to further your studies with a top-up year of a full honours degree at university. This can be dependent on a particular level 6 running and subject to an interview and terms and conditions. Alternatively, you will be well placed to pursue a career within the digital design industry.

Example job roles:

  • Digital Designer

Work experience and employability


What additional resources will I need?


Fees information

Tuition fees for 2022 entry: £6,750 per annum.

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.


For queries about the course, please contact rupert.rupert.holdship@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk

Important COVID-19 update – Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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