Textiles A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

This exciting course is designed to inspire the next generation of fashion and interior textile designers. You will be introduced to a wide variety of innovative techniques that push the boundaries of textile design.

Throughout the course you will explore screen printing, surface decoration and constructive textiles techniques; inspired by the world’s leading designers. You will also develop your drawing and designing skills, using both industry standard software and traditional techniques, and research contextual sources of historical and contemporary textile designers, fashion, art and design practitioners.

The course units will help you to explore a range of textile techniques and processes through a wide variety of media, to produce your own body of work, which you will have the opportunity to showcase at the College’s Summer Exhibition & Fashion Show.

An opportunity to visit galleries and exhibitions will inspire and inform your ideas.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework and practical examination.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including an Art & Design subject.

A Level 2 Vocational qualification in Art & Design or a strong Art portfolio may also be considered.

Retaking GCSE English and Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching. You could also consider a degree in a related subject, such as Textile Design, Fashion Design, Surface Pattern Design, and Costume Design.

Additional information

Textiles A Level combines well with Art, Business, English, Media Studies and Photography.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Textile Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Buyer, Trends Forecaster, Visual Merchandiser or Teacher.

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