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User Experience Design NC

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

User Experience Design NC is an immersive, modern and forward-thinking course designed to introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to progress in the User Experience (UX) Design industry. This course is a strand of graphic design and Visual Communications and focused primarily on how people use digital products. During this course, you will learn an introduction to UX Design with a primary focus on app and web design as well as motion graphics.  

Discover dynamic skills in UX design as you work in Edinburgh College school of art studios and Mac laboratories dedicated to the sector. You will be introduced to state-of-the-art software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects. These will be taught through class tuition and online tutorial support. This course will prepare you for further education at HND and university levels. This course will encourage you to build a personal portfolio that can be used to apply for further study or a job in the UX design sector. 

What you will learn

  • User Experience Design
  • Animation and Motion Graphics
  • Digital Imaging?
  • Web Design
  • App Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Visual Software

How the course is assessed

  • This is a practical studio-based course assessed by portfolio submission throughout the year 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • Four National 5’s or UAL Level 2 or equivalent? 
  • You must submit a portfolio of practical artwork that demonstrates creative potential in sketchbooks and larger scale imagery 
  • A good general understanding of the creative process from either school college or previous study and experience 
  • Adult learners with relevant employment/life experience/skills will be considered for entry to this course. 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All applicants are required to submit a Digital Portfolio and attend an Applicant Session.
  • Information on Digital Portfolios and Applicant Sessions will be sent to you after completing your online application form.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Your portfolio will support applications to the HND User Experience course or other UAL Diplomas and specialist HNDs in Art and Design

Career options

  • Junior positions in the Design industry

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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