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HND Visual Communication at Edinburgh College

All Set for 2015

5 January 2015

Welcome back! January is traditionally one of our busiest months, as Semester One winds up and crosses over into Semester Two.

In terms of project-work, our NC group are presenting concepts for their Roses projects tomorrow, and have been issued with a new magazine brief; the HNC group will be handing in their YCN; and our final year students are finishing up their ISTD typography project, as well as getting ready for placement in February.  Last year we had 26 agencies and studios involved in the placement programme, and this year is shaping up to be just as successful.

Besides all of this course activity, our annual Berlin trip is happening during the last week of the month. Traditionally we take 30 students from Graphics and Interactive Design students to Berlin for seven days, primarily to attend the renowned digital festivals Transmediale and CTM. We've also arranged a number of museum outings, plus a visit to Saatchi Berlin, where one of our former students, Victorija Kravcova, is a designer. Big thanks to her for arranging a talk with the Creative Director at one of the biggest agencies in Europe. We can't wait.

Elsewhere, we have just renewed our D&AD Education membership, and have also secured our Final Show exhibition space for 2015 at one of Edinburgh's best cultural venues, the Fruitmarket Gallery. We'll soon be announcing details of our next One Week project, due to commence in March.