Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration

Creative ideas are at the heart of the Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration course. Gain an introduction to the graphic design foundations.


Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow
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This course is available on the Glasgow Clyde College website.


What will I learn?

During the graphic design foundation course, you will cover units involving the study of typography, children’s book illustration, digital imaging, packaging, illustration, magazine design, photography and screen printing. This year-long course provides an ideal foundation for those who wish to progress to either HNC/D Graphic Design or HND Illustration. If you are interested in studying an art-based subject, our Foundation in Graphic Design and Illustration course could be the perfect choice.  

Course content:  

  • Label and packaging design  
  • Sketchbook development  
  • Software skills  
  • Children’s book illustration  
  • Typography  
  • Illustration  
  • Magazine design  
  • Digital media  
  • Animation: First steps  
  • Photography: Digital imaging  
  • Corporate identity  
  • Design project  

Sketchbook development as a fundamental tool for creative thinking, which we consider essential for successful progression onto HND-level study. This course will give you the ability to visually articulate your designs and illustrations: this is the foundation of visual communication and progression to further study and career aspirations.

About Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow Clyde College is a further and higher education college, located in Glasgow.

The college offers a broad range of courses across many subject areas, and has three easily accessible campuses in Glasgow at Langside, Cardronald and Anniesland.

With award winning teaching staff, the college is the largest further education provider in Glasgow and has the highest achievement rates in further and education in the area.

Glasgow Clyde College also has excellent links to universities to allow you to progress to degree level.

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