Tier 4 Sponsor

Digital Design


From Adobe Photoshop to Flash - all the skills you need to exploit your design talent!

Course overview

The more extensive design course, combining professional graphic design for print media with the specialist skills required for design for the web.

The course is taught on Apple iMac hardware, using industry Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as web specific Dreamweaver and Flash. Students are taught how to use these packages to a high proficiency level, giving them the ability to set up print documents, manipulate images, draw logos and create websites to a professional industry standard.

But acquiring proficiency with the software tools is only part of the objective of the programme. It is also our aim that each students learns to harness the best of their innate creativity; developing their abilities to imagine and execute conceptual solutions to marketing briefs. In short, it is our aim to help you think creatively!

Students graduating from the programme have the best possible preparations for a hands-on role in a digital design work environment, being able to enter their first job and hit the ground running.

Progression pathway

All modules lead towards the appropriate Open College Network (OCN) Level 4 certification and for those students who wish to continue their studies the course also offers pathways to further degree level study at selected UK Universities or upgrade to a Hove College Advanced Diploma.

What the students' say…

Coming to Hove College was a bit of a shot in the dark for me, a 'risk' in a sense because it was to be my springboard into a new career doing something I am passionate about. It meant quitting my job, moving cities and investing in my future. I could not have been rewarded more thoroughly and wholeheartedly! I have never been so sure of any decision I made. The course has been stimulating, fulfilling, intensive (in a good way!) and I have been encouraged and supported the whole way. The teaching and administrative staff have been fantastic! I'm sad to leave but so excited to pursue, now, a career I love!.

Francesca Roy, United Kingdom

Course duration

36 study weeks
Fast-Track 18 study weeks full time

Entry requirements

A good secondary education to GCSE or O Level standard, English Level B1.

Start dates

  • 18th February 2019
  • 8th July 2019
  • 23rd September 2019

Syllabus overview

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Website Integration
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Working With JavaScript
  • Cascading Stylesheets
  • Fundemental PHP
  • Database Integration
  • Adobe Flash
  • Tutorial Programme
  • Practical Projects and assignments
  • Free Careers Course
  • and more


Hove College Diploma in Digital Design
and OCN Level 4 Certificates