Southport College
Graphic Design HND
Southport College

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19720 £16977 £20190
25-75 percentile range £15880 - £23400 £11760 - £21991 £13937 - £25916

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity to develop the intellectual, creative and technical skills required to be a successful contemporary practitioner in the Graphic Design industry. Students will be provided training in the essential skills of visual communication including graphic design, illustration, print, typography, time based media and computer aided graphic design. Through this integrated approach students will be provided a foundation in the skills required for a range of careers in graphic design and related fields.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Graphic Design, HND you will study the following course modules.


Grading & Study Time

The course is unit based and consists of coursework which includes projects, including live briefs, and written assignments. A variety of assessment methods will be employed including sketchbooks, case studies, reports, time constrained assessments, essays and presentations. The assessment of BTEC Higher National qualifications is criterion-referenced and the College is required to assess learners’ evidence against published learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. A Pearson-appointed External Examiner confirms that our internal assessment is to national standards.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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

Average student cost of living in the UK

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 Southport College

Southport College is an institution that primarily focuses on vocational and work-based courses, located in the English county of Merseyside. Due to the college’s specialism in providing vocational courses, this means these kinds of courses receive a much larger portion of the institution’s funding than they might receive at more traditional colleges offering A-level education.

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Where is this programme taught

Main College Centre
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Main Site - Mornington Road
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