Graphics and photography A-level students at Alton College have been given the chance to showcase their exceptional artwork at the Allen Gallery until December 31.

The gallery is currently displaying a variety of students’ artwork, which includes development work demonstrating the evolution of their ideas.

A large variety of the graphics work on display is from the students’ end of year one exam project, where the themes included an environmental awareness campaign poster, the development of their local high street, or a brief to create a night-time travel poster.

Over the two years of their course, graphics students learn a mix of digital and hand-drawn skills and have access to an array of equipment and materials including Adobe software, printing presses and a vast collection of typography letter wood blocks.

In photography, students have use of a fully equipped darkroom and studios, teaching film developing and printing, as well as working on digital SLR cameras. Students gain a thorough understanding of all skills in both courses, enabling them to progress their own ideas in year two, as is evident at the exhibition with an excellent collection of work on display.

Graphics teacher Tozzy Bridger, who organised the exhibition, said: “We are an innovative department, currently working on a brief to create posters for the upcoming Alton Arts Festival, and we have strong links with the UCA in Farnham.

“Our graphics students have recently experienced a taster day in Farnham, exploring the degree courses on offer, and they enjoyed a day trip to the V&A in London.

“Our graphics and photography department is an exciting and encouraging creative space and I hope the work on display shows how brilliant and inspiring our students are.

“I hope viewers will enjoy the work as much as I enjoy teaching these amazing students.”