BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design 2024


The work on show here is just a snapshot of some of the work produced over the past two years. While our students are taught digital skills, they also learn traditional art and design skills in order to develop a broad portfolio of art and design for their progression onto higher education.

Some of our recent students have gone on to study at degree level in subject areas such as visual communication or graphic design, but also illustration, animation, fashion illustration, automotive design, architecture, interior architecture, jewellery design, digital media, and many other creative pathways.

Over the past few months all our students who made university applications were accepted (as usual), and generally on their first choice. Some have chosen to begin their studies at degree level, and others have decided to stay on at Dudley College for a Foundation Year. Well done all – it’s been great working with you. Good luck for the future. 

Paul Oldnall, graphics tutor

Ashani Allen

Ashani has recently created his first original typeface, Allen Sans, which you can download here. This was released on the 13th of June 2024 and developed over two weeks as part of an endeavoured college project.

He says: “Allen Sans is my first original typeface inspired by the very illustrious sans-serif forerunners such as Helvetica, Futura, Avant Garde Gothic and Gill Sans.

Allen Sans is open-source, meaning you are free to modify and redistribute the face if you so desire, but please credit this page as the original.

The face is absolutely free for commercial usage – including logo design, editorial design, advertising and all other applications of typography.

I hope you create beautiful pieces of work with this sans face, happy designing!”

Raphael Caparros

Pacific Vizion is a Filipino fashion brand that specialises in graphic representations representing the essence of the Philippines. My designs are inspired by the retro culture and urban landscapes. I aim to create a unique style that resonates with the spirit of the country, both accessible and approachable to a young, youthful audience who want fashion with personality.

Originating in the UK and being inspired by the fun, vibrant culture back home, Pacific Vizion is something I hope can be the canvas and foundation for something bigger and greater in the near future, starting from what was my Final Major Project in college.

Promoting my ethnic culture was a great way for me to differentiate myself from others around me as I was able to hone in on the familiarity and knowledge I had about my own country and its culture. This translated into fun, vibrant graphic outcomes which represents its cultural meaning in a more aesthetic and approachable way, which is through modern streetwear.

Overall I had a lot of fun developing this project from the ground up as it was something that I could easily relate to and something that me and my Filipino friends would be excited to see progress. I was very pleased with how this project turned out.

Check out more of my work here.