A final exhibition of work designed by students studying on year 2 of the HND Graphic Design course at the Creative Studios based at the Queen Alexandra Campus in North Shields has been hailed a huge success with the audience being offered an insight into the fantastic work that the students have created throughout their HND course.

The high standard of work on display showcased the innovation and creativity of the students and also demonstrated that the students had the ability to express themselves whilst at the same time meeting the needs of a client.

During the evening Dr Paul Harvey, Programme Leader for the HND Graphic Design course, presented prizes to a number of students; the 'Furthest Distance Travelled’ award was presented to Allison Croton, 43, from Wallsend, the ‘Best Final Major Project’ award was split between Sarah Jamieson, 24, and Monica Costa, 32, both from North Shields and the 2014 ‘Graphic Design Timeline’ award was presented to Shane Cook, 20 from Whitley Bay.

Dr. Paul Harvey, Programme Leader for HND Graphic Design at The Creative Studios, said:

"Once again I am delighted that the HND Graphic Design students have successfully showcased the high standard of work that they have achieved whilst studying on the course.

The students have shown that through their work they can communicate with an audience, promote themselves through their work as well as show evidence of a high degree of innovation and creativity."

The Whitley Bay Rotary Club also honoured students studying on a variety of courses at the Creative Studios. These awards are funded by the George Davis Trust under the auspices of Rotary. The prizes were four first prizes of £50 and four second prizes of £25 and are presented annually to students in the memory of George Davis. His daughter was in attendance on the evening to present the awards.

The winner and runner up for the Graphic Design award were Bronte Hall, 18, from North Shields and Michael Ferry, 20, from Blyth.

The winner and runner up for the Photography award were Laura Henderson, 18, from Whitley Bay and Jessica Bramley, also 18 from North Shields.

The winner and runner up for the Fine Art award were Dean Hepple, 19, from North Shields and Georgia Hill, 16 from Whitley Bay.

The winner and runner up for the Fashion and Textiles awards were Marshal Siziba, 19, and Mia Kerr, 17, both from North Shields.

Denise Bolton, Head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College and Creative Studios, said:

"The Creative Studios students exhibited their art work at this event in a most professional manner and the calibre and standard of work produced this year has been phenomenal.

“Dr Paul Harvey is only one of the internationally acclaimed members of staff that we have here at the Creative Studios who go over and above their day to day teaching, helping and supporting students to achieve their highest potential.

“I would also like to thank Whitley Bay Rotary Club for their ongoing support and their interest in all of the students at the Creative Studios."

The Creative Studios is enrolling now. For information on all of the Art and Design courses on offer, please call 0191 229 5123, email enquiries@queenalex.co.uk or visit www.queenalex.co.uk