Morley College
Art and Design (Graphic Design) HNC
Morley College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The HNC in Art & Design (Graphic Design) at Morley College Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries is designed to provide students with a broad ranging experience of this ever-evolving subject area.

The course is aimed at those who wish to work as professional graphic designers. 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 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. You will be supported via tutorials and regular contact with the course team.

BTEC Higher Nationals in Art and Design were developed to enable students to progress to employment or progress to a final year at university . The qualifications were designed in collaboration with higher education institutions and industry partners from the creative sector.

Assessment methods are in the form of: ● A portfolio of work that demonstrates the learning outcomes ● Written assignments and reports ● Practical Tasks ● Presentations ● Formative feedback ● Peer Feedback ● Summative Assessment

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS points equivalent: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels - BTEC at level 3 With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.
PTE Academic 42 Pearson Test of English Academic

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Art and Design (Graphic Design), HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Art and Design (Graphic Design) HNC

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

Additional fee information

Students pay a design studio fee of £60 per year towards paper, card and maintenance of equipment. Additional material expenses occur as students work on projects. Whilst material and equipment demands vary by student and brief, these are entirely determined by the individual student. It is expected that students themselves will need to purchase specialist art and design materials and equipment for the duration of the course. This will include printing costs. Educational visits to some exhibitions at museums and galleries will incur admission fee costs and travel costs of approximately £50 per year, which should be budgeted for.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About Morley College

Morley College is an education centre that focuses on delivering mainly further education and adult education courses, and works from three main campus locations throughout London, England. The London districts where Morley College has campuses include Waterloo, North Kensington, and Chelsea.

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Where is this programme taught

Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries
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