Visual Communication (Graphic Design With Moving Image) (NQ)

SCQF Level 6

This is a Fast Track intensive course for those wanting to re-skill, re-train, widen or enhance their current skills. Graphic Design with Moving Image combines the development of innovative and creative thinking with technological skill.

  • A mixture of on campus classroom attendance and time-tabled online classes along with online learning materials.
Graphic design

Course Content

This fun, creative graphic design and media course will equip you with the key skills required in this exciting profession. Enjoy learning through a series of experimental projects in animation, typography, illustration, image editing, graphic design, video, sound and web design. The course content is subject to change.

Essential skills for employment or progression to further study will be developed including ICT, Communication, Numeracy, Problem solving and Working with others.

Entry Requirements

  • To apply for this course, you will need to have independent learning skills. All learners are different, but you should expect to study over at least 5 days and between 28/30 hours per week. It is a requirement that you virtually attend all tutor timetabled sessions-other hours can be flexible.
  • Examples of creative work
  • Successful interview-Via Teams
  • 3 National 5 awards at C or 3 intermediate 2 awards or Foundation Studies in Creative Industries or equivalent (qualifications ideally include English and Art/Graphics)
  • Entry is possible for mature students without the stated academic qualifications depending on their prior knowledge and experience

Course Timetable

Course is commencing 18 January 2021 and runs until  26 June 2021!

All learners are different, but you should expect to study over at least 5 days and between 28/30 hours per week. It is a requirement that you virtually attend all tutor timetabled sessions (for this course these will be on Mondays and Tuesdays), other hours can be flexible.

Assessments

Assessment are both practical and written.

What you Need...

Resources you are required to have prior to the start of the course :

PC or Mac with following specs:

Windows

  Minimum requirement
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system Windows 10 version 1803, 1809 and later (64 bit)
RAM 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; more free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
Monitor resolution 1280×1024 display
GPU OpenGL version 3.3 or higher (DirectX 12 with feature level 12_0 recommended)

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

 

MacOS

  Minimum requirement
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system macOS X version 10.13 (64 bit), version 10.14 (64 bit) or version 10.15 (64 bit)
RAM 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
Hard disk space 6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; more free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
Monitor resolution 1024×900 display (1280×1024 recommended)
GPU OpenGL version 3.3 or higher (Metal Support recommended)

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*
Software QuickTime 10.x software recommended

 

Software

  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop

You will also need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Graphite pencil
  • Fineliner
  • Coloured pencils
  • Camera/smart phone to capture video
  • Scanner/camera to capture stills/copy artwork

Progression

Students may apply to progress to HNC Graphic Design with Moving Image (Visual Communication certificate)

Course Provider Contact Details
SCQF Level 6