This HND year 2 follows on from the HNC year. We know you're creative. We also know you have a natural flair and eye for art & design and visual communication. Join us in the second year HND Visual Communication and refine and further develop in-demand skills of communicating information with graphics. 

Used everywhere in everyday life across the internet, games, advertising, marketing, and with type, it's something we all live with and use without knowing it. If you have an interest in communicating creatively then this is the course for you. 

At Fife College you will learn to work with graphics, illustration, typography, photography, and more, to allow you to solve problems creatively. Our dedicated industry-specific staff are committed to providing a real-life studio experience to allow you the best opportunity to learn your profession. 

  • Visual Literacy Skills
  • Visual Reasoning Skills
  • Spatial Analysis Skills
  • Visual Analytics
  • Artistic, Graphic, Design and Digital Skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Illustration & Typography Skills
  • User Interface Design & user Experience Skills (e. g. App/ Web Design)
  • Presenting Visual Information
  • Research Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Clients
  • HND Year is 1 Year after HNC Year
  • Attendance is normally over 2-3 days
Through a range of practical projects you will work towards the achievement in
  • Digital imaging
  • Creative project
  • Photography
  • Creative industries
  • Typography
  • Graphic design
  • Mixed media
  • Creative process
  • Web design
  • Design production
  • Typography project
  • Graphic design project
  • Mixed media
  • Must achieve 15 Credits from HNC: Visual Communication SCQF Level 7.
  • BA (Hons) Visual Communication
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise Degree
That list of creative professions is endless and these are just some examples that this course can lead you to:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Digital Designer
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Artworker
  • Games Artist
  • Games Designer
  • 3D Modelling Artist
  • Animator
  • Visual Effects Artist 
  • Concept Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Apps Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Project Manager.
  • Portable File Storage e.g. SSD, Hard-Drive etc.
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process.
  • This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise