So why choose to study for a BA Hons Graphic Design at GCC? Well, we have a track record of producing project briefs specifically aimed at employability skills within the industry; clear, targeted and realistic graphic design problem solving is the heart of our course.


BA Honours Graphic Design

This course is for students with a successfully completed HND in visual communication/graphic design/digital illustration or relevant industrial experience, who have a passion for illustration, typography and problem solving. We look for students who want to solve design problems and communicate visually in order to inform, challenge and entertain.

During Year One we build your confidence in all key areas within graphic design through a series of tutor-led design briefs, designed to challenge both your creative and technical abilities. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal research project, online portfolio and blog.

In Year Two, you will undertake self-directed and national competition briefs tailored to your own career aspirations; helping you to easily communicate your strengths to employers within a professional portfolio of work. On graduating with a BA Honours Graphic Design you will have the skills to compete in a wide variety of careers including editorial design, typography, branding and publishing. Our alumni are now working with design consultancies including MC & Sachi Berlin, Red Bee Media, D8, Made Brave, Traffic and Skyscanner.


Employment Skills

The BA Honours programme here at Glasgow Clyde College will strengthen your creative and technical knowledge as well as your transferable skills.

design skills and methods – sketchbook development, photography, typography, illustration, moving image, digital media and printmaking;

creativity – experiment with relevant inspirational research;

teamworking – collaborate with other graphic design students, photographers, illustrators, web developers;

time management – present work on time;

analytical skills – understand and communicate original ideas;

technical skills – implement up-to-date industry standard software;

research skills – present logical solutions with clear understanding;

capacity to work independently – work towards a professional portfolio of work;

entrepreneurial skills – exhibit a body of work that is creative, imaginative and commercial;