Studying this course will open a multitude of doors for you within any creative industry. Our students have gone on to a broad range of successful careers which include fashion design, interior design, fashion journalism, costume design for theatre/film and as practising textile artists working in the industry.
A Level Textiles teaches you how to experiment with a broad range of techniques and work creatively developing your ideas. You will find new and exciting opportunities to develop your skills and ideas around themes chosen by you.
What will you learn?
• Fashion design and illustration
• Garment construction
• Appliqué and surface pattern/printed textiles
You will then have the opportunity to select your preferred specialist area and produce work responding to your own chosen theme. This work builds into a “personal investigation” which is worth 60% of your final grade.
The externally set assignment is 40% of the grade and is theme based. These themes are set by the exam board and you will develop ideas into a final outcome produced in 15 hours of focused work. Both of these units are internally marked and externally moderated.
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is for you if you are considering an art-related degree or career, if you want to broaden your knowledge of art and artists, enjoy seeing new approaches in art and questioning why things are the way they are.
You must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4, including a grade 4 in English Language.
It is preferable that you have a Level 2 qualification in an art-based subject (e.g. a Merit at BTEC or a grade 4 at GCSE). If you don’t, you will need to bring a portfolio of work to your interview which we will review as part of the enrolment process.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore Fashion & Textiles in many different forms. Past trips have included the New Designers Show in London, the V&A Museum and travelling exhibitions at regional museums. Our students are also given the chance exhibit their work both inside and outside college, with some even winning or being nominated for national awards.
A Level Art (Fashion and Textiles) is the perfect basis for a degree in an art-based or creative subject like Textiles or Fine Art. This Level 3 qualification can also prepare you for a higher-level apprenticeship.
Students who complete a qualification in Textiles go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Textile Technologist, Graphic Designer, Printmaker or Teacher, to name a few.
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