Graphic Design Unit Award (Intro) SCQF level 5

What is special about this course?

This short course will introduce students to the basics of graphic design, combining imagery and text to create designs for a range of products such as book covers, posters, fashion, and home furnishings. Students will be given a brief and will learn how to research and develop ideas into a finished design.

Entry requirements

We recommend that students have experience gained from completing a previous art and design course, although this is not essential.

In this course, students will have the opportunity to experiment with colour, pattern, composition, layout, fonts, and logos, digitally manipulating and developing ideas using Adobe Photoshop. They will experiment with and explore basic digital manipulation techniques and processes, as well as producing a folio of work that will stand you in good stead for further education or pursuing your career in this field.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

Part Time - Day for 10 weeks.

We strongly recommend that you attend all tutored sessions, where possible. There may be work to complete between tutored sessions.

Where can I study my course?

    • Portree

Start date

Flexible, please contact your local college centre for more details.



The cost includes all materials and equipment, all notes and studio time. Certification on successful completion of the course.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed our Introduction to Graphic Design, you might like to consider progressing on to one of our other part-time art courses or our National Certificate (NC) in Art and Design.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Graphic Design Unit Award (Intro) SCQF level 5

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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