Higher National Diploma in Graphics Design - HND Graphics Design

Programme Information

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Programme Aims

  •  To equip students with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the Graphic Design industry.
  •  To develop the individual’s ability in the Graphic Design industry through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.
  •  To provide an educational foundation for a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
  •  To provide specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or intend to seek employment.
  •  To provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for career development and future studies in Graphic Design.


Mandatory Units – all 5 units below MUST be undertaken
1Visual Communication in Art and Design 8Visual and Personal PresentationVisual and Personal Presentation
2Ideas Generation and Development in Art and 9Advanced Typographic Design
3Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design 10Editorial Design
4Professional Practice in Art and Design 11Corporate identity in Graphic Design
5Project Design Implementation and Evaluation 12Personal and Professional Development
Specialized Units – 11 units MUST be undertaken13Advertising Photography
1Digital Image Creation and Development 14Interactive Media Technology
2Advertising Campaigns 15Advertising Photography
3Design Principles 16Animation Techniques for Interactivity in Art and Design
4Employability Skills 17Professional Sound Production Using Interactive Media
5Managing a Creative Business
63D Computer Modeling and Animation
7Website Creation and Management

Time table

DaysMorning- SessionsMid- MorningAfternoon- SessionEvening(Part time)
Monday-Friday8.30-10.30am 11.00 -1.00 pm2.00-4.00 pm5.30 - 8.00 pm
Saturday (Part Time)8.30-10.30am 11.00 -1.00 pm--

Course Requirements

  •  HND candidates should have successfully completed KCSE or GCE (A level) or equivalent or should have related work experience. Credit transfer from prior recognized qualifications will also be considered.

  • Fees Structure

    HNC and HND Fees
    Admission Fee: KShs. 10,000/- Once only. (includes use of library and internet)
    Tuition Fee: KShs. 92,000/- per term
    BTEC Registration fee: UK 260 pounds (Once only) and annual exam fee of UK 120 pounds

    Admission Process

    •  Complete the admission form from here

    •  Provide 2 passport size photographs

    •   Admission fee payment of KShs 10,000/- (ten thousand shillings only) by cash deposit direct to the college account or by cheque payment, or by MPESA (PAYBILL)

    •  Submit the application and proof of item 3 above to INtel college.