HND Computer Arts and Design (Animation) (Year 1)

Course Content

Applicants select from either Digital Art (graphic design & illustration) or Animation. Both routes allow learners to develop their creative thinking and design skills through exciting projects. Emphasis is placed on developing your creativity, independent thinking, and organisation skills. You will develop an understanding of research, sketchbook working, idea generation and concept development, drawing skills, research methods, and contextual studies exploring the work of relevant artists/designers. The Animation route focuses on 2D/3D animation, games and VR art. The Digital Art route includes graphic design and illustration, motion design, typography and corporate identity. 

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher/equivalent qualifications, preferred English and Art/Design or successful completion of a relevant SCQF level 6 course (and minimum 85% attendance). At interview: a portfolio of work is required such as drawings/designs/photography. Mature applicants without formal qualifications will be considered on presentation of a strong portfolio. To progress into 2nd year of this course learners must successfully complete all 1st year units and satisfactory attendance, timekeeping and commitment.

Method of Assessment

Continuous internal/external assessment with the focus on portfolio production and submission.

Future Prospects

Successful learners may progress on to study at leading Scottish Art School/university degree programmes or may progress on to work in Creative Industries roles, gaming, film & TV, publishing, freelance design etc.

Video guide to HND Animation

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Art & Design

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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