Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design
(Graphic Design)

Summary   |   Description  |   Objectives   |   Opportunities   |   Requirements   |   Qualification

Timetable   |   Fees  |   Modules   |   Admission  |   Next   |   Register

Course Summary

Programme Category: Higher National Diploma (HND)
Time: 6 semesters (2 years)
Study Mode: Full Time & Part Time
Intakes: Jan, May and Aug
Admission Requirements: KCSE / IGCE
BTEC Level 3


Admission Fee: Kshs. 10,000
Tuition Fee: KShs. 105,000 per semester
BTEC Registration Fee: Kshs. 45,000 (One Time)
Exam Fee: Kshs. 16,000 (Annually)

Programme Description

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) is examined by Pearson BTEC (UK) and meets international standards of quality delivery. It covers a broad range of graphic design principles and applications in the design industry. It develops students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the creative industries sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification also widens access to higher education and enhances their career prospects.

Programme Objectives

To equip students with art and design skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global creative industries sector.

To provide students with the skills to communicate their ideas and creative output through visual, written and oral presentation.

To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of creative industries and to progress to higher education qualifications; such as an Honours degree in Art and Design or a related area.

Career Opportunities

Graphic Designer


Fashion Designer

Textiles Designer

Product Designer

Interior Designer

Character Animator

Production Artist

Admission Requirements

Requirement 1

BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing
IGCE – ‘A’ level with passes in English and Mathematics
KCSE – C (Plain) with C- in English and Mathematics

Requirement 2

ICT Proficiency - ICDL or any other proof of basic computer literacy

Qualification for the award

To qualify for a Higher National Diploma in Art and Design award, a student must take a total of 16 units, comprising of 8 Core units and 8 Electives. However, a student can earn a Higher National Certificate (HNC) after one (1) academic year of specific course combinations.

Course Duration and Timetable

Two (2) academic years which is equivalent to 6 semesters

Full Time:

Monday to Friday:
08:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Tutorial Sessions:
02:00 pm – 04:00pm

Part Time:

Monday to Friday:
05:30 pm – 08:00 pm

08:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Course Fees

Admission Fee:KShs. 10,000One Time
Tuition Fee:KShs. 105,000Per Semester
Extra Unit:KShs. 35,000Per Unit
BTEC Registration Fee:Kshs. 45,000One Time
Examination Fee:Kshs. 16,000Annually
Administrative (Printing):KShs. 1,500Per Semester
Activity:Kshs. 3,000Per Semester

Course Schedule (Modules)

Year One (Level 4)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  1. Professional Development
  2. Contextual Studies
  3. Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  4. Techniques & Processes
  5. Typography
  6. Graphic Design Practices

Electives (Any THREE are required)

  1. Packaging Design
  2. Communication in Art & Design
  3. Workflows
  4. Visual Narratives
  5. Photographic Practices
  6. Digital Design Practices
  7. Fashion & Textiles Practices
  8. Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Note: Professional and Short Courses are also available on recommendation by the Academic Board based on your area of interest.

Year Two (Level 5)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  1. Professional Practice
  2. Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
  3. Advanced Graphic Design Studies

Electives (Any FOUR are required)

  1. Web Design
  2. Branding & Identity
  3. 3D Modelling & Rendering
  4. Project Management
  5. Digital Animation
  6. Creative Entrepreneurship
  7. Trend Forecasting
  8. Moving Image
  9. Advanced Interior Design Studies

Admission Process

Step 1
Complete the online admission form via the button below
Step 2
Attach certified copies of academic credentials, two (2) passport size photos and proof of identification (National ID or Passport)
Step 3
Pay Admission Fee of KShs 10,000/- by MPesa Paybill or cheque payment direct to the college account. Account details to be provided on request
Step 4
Submit the above items to INtel College

What next after HND

After successfully completing the Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design), a student can proceed to further studies in a related area.

Register or Enquire

Why INtel?

INtel courses offer students and working professionals solid, international qualifications that help them stand out in any modern business context.

At INtel College, everything you learn can and will be applied to the context around you. You will have opportunities to put your principles to practice in an ecosystem designed to challenge and stimulate. 

Our approach combines local context with an international accreditation that is applicable to any job market. Think beyond the textbook and four classroom walls. We will help refine your goals and career path as you go deeper into your chosen field. 

That’s not all. The peaceful and pleasant environment on campus provides the perfect backdrop to your student journey.

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