New City College
Graphic Design HND
New City College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course is unique in its design as you will become a member of our design studio Blueorange. Blueorange is a live design studio delivering work to clients daily. From day one you will be assigned live client projects and real client briefs, giving you the experience of working with clients and developing your employment and communication skills. Throughout this course, you will be supported to develop your creative ability and technical knowledge through a wide range of briefs and projects.

You will gain an extensive understanding of the design process and professional behaviours. You will understand how to develop your own creative concepts, learn technical skills and produce finished design work both printed and digitally. You will work in our industry standard design studio with current industry software. This course will prepare you for a career in the exciting and fast-paced world of Graphic Design.

 Written reports  Oral presentations  Practical Assessments  Peer assessment  Production of products  Portfolio/Exhibitions

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Math and English may be considered, 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or Level 3 qualification in related subjects or, Access to HE Diploma Mature (over 21) students, who do not meet these academic qualifications but have relevant work or life experience will be considered. Non-native English speakers or those who have not studied the final two years of school in English, will take college assessments in English and Maths. Applicants are expected to attend an interview. You should bring a portfolio of your work E-portfolios are also acceptable.

Qualification requirements

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


Tuition Fees Graphic Design HND

England UK £7000 year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 year 1
Scotland £7000 year 1
Wales £7000 year 1

Additional fee information

Fee subject to OfS Approval

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 New City College

New City College (NCC) is a large-scale institution that operates from campus locations in both Essex and East London. There are a total of 5 campuses in each of these locations, with specialist facilities provided for the diverse range of courses offered at each site.

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