Category: Graphic Design

BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design 2023BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design 2023

BTEC EXT DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

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

WATCH THIS SPACE – GALLERY OF STUDENT WORK COMING VERY SOON!

BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design 2022BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design 2022

BTEC EXT DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

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

Seamus Bayne

Progression: University of Chester, BA Graphic Design & Photography

Poverty Britain is an attempt to highlight the everyday examples of poverty and despair in modern Britain. Homeless people now litter the streets alongside overflowing bins; once thriving high streets now feature many derelict buildings and vandalised storefronts.

Maxim Diacov

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

Sensation is a rave brand inspired by the 90s with a modern twist. My project includes a printed magazine which includes posters, mockups and clothing, as well as explanations about the processes used to make each design.

Leah Hamilton

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

My FMP is a fashion and photography magazine called low-profile. It is a 7 page magazine that consists of different photography and editing techniques.

Gio Khroad

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

My FMP is an architectural photobook. I made it to show how towns in the Black Country and the UK as a whole, generally look the same!

Miroslav Kosik

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

My FMP is about taking old clothes and materials and re-purposing them. The process is called Upcycling – using other fashion artists and their methods as inspiration

Alexander Jones

Progression: Aston University, BSc Transport Management

My project is based on the continuously growing problem of homelessness in the UK, and consists of a series of concepts on perspective, to make the viewer think more about what they chose to see, and choose to ignore.

Aimee McKnight – Reaper’s Game

Progression: University of Wolverhampton, BA Animation

“Reapers Game” is my original comic that I’m currently working on in my spare time. For my FMP, I decided to create an animation based on this.

Bryony Nock

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

“Cheer up” is a project that spreads awareness of Anxiety and the effect it has on victims through cute and wonderful dolls.  Meet the dolls of Trauma, Diet, and Serotonin.

Tiegan Pearce

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

My FMP is to create awareness of animal species that are likely to become extinct in the near future. I became interested in this subject after recent visits to Dudley Zoo as part of my Graphic Design course.

Amberley Poulton

Progression: Dudley College of Technology, Foundation Diploma

My Final Major Project is about creating sustainable wearable items. I chose to create my own trainer and hoodie design fully made out of repurposed materials.

Lani Raybould

Progression: Birmingham City University, BA Graphic Communication

The four Tarot cards designs on show have been created by combining traditional art and design techniques with digital methodologies.

Jake Smith

Progression: Employment or Further Education

My FMP’s main focus is to educate people about more sustainable alternatives in the form of a coffee brand.

Sam Smith

Progression: Bournemouth University

For my project ‘The Metro’ I wanted to highlight through my work the community of Dudley, providing an essence of our town, both old and new.
I was keen to show different techniques that I have accrued at Dudley College within my work, but still push myself to try new things.
I was particularly interested in the Midland Metro line that will soon shape Dudley’s future, whilst still using my work to look at Dudley’s rich history and its wonderful people.

Brooke Totney

Progression: Birmingham City University, BA Graphic Communication

My FMP was based around swimming, as I am a British Championship swimmer.  The hoodie was designed to keep swimmers’ muscles and body warm as it is vital to stay warm when racing.  The materials used to make the hoodie dry quickly and use water resistant materials.

Liam Warden

Progression: Birmingham City University, BA Graphic Communication

My FMP is based on of my skateboarding brand called ‘Rare Life’.  My brand philosophy is to live a life so different from anyone else’s that it is seen as ‘Rare’.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic DesignBTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design

BTEC EXT DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Although ‘Covid’ has had an impact on much of the curriculum, our Graphic Design students have continued with their studies using Adobe Creative Suite at home during periods of lockdown.  Dudley College has made sure that all art students have access to Adobe software for the duration of their course in order to support their studies both in college and at home.  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

Tiana Szalajda-Smith


Oliver Barklam


Cameron Blake


Kimrit Deo


Dylan Flint


Connor Harrison


Kayley Klaire


Kyle James


Meadow Martin


Cody Nock


Daniel Stewart


Alec Wright