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A-Level Textiles

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/4 including English and maths plus any subject specific entry requirements.

What will I learn?

This course is ideal if you are a creative, visual, and enjoy designing and physically making things.

You will undertake a series of projects which are initiated with drawing and then progress to creating samples that demonstrate various processes in print and constructed textiles. You will develop your skills, research, and understanding of the subject that will help you form a clear idea of where your strengths, passions, and interests lie.

You will learn a range of traditional and contemporary textile techniques such as:

  • Materials and components
  • Design and market influenced
  • Process and manufacturing
  • Surface pattern and decoration
  • Working properties of fibres
  • Fabric manipulation
  • Hand and machine embroidery
  • Industrial and commercial practice

During this two-year course you will be encouraged to explore a range of textile techniques so that you can develop these products into something suitable for fashion or interiors.

You will be assessed on your ability to develop ideas, experiment with relevant materials, your techniques and processes, and ability to present a personal, informed, and meaningful response to subject briefs.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto university to study the subject in more detail, or choose to specialise in other art based subject such as Fine Art or Craft.

You may also decide to start your career in the industry as a commercial artist, a designer, a fashion stylist, or a fashion merchandiser.

Extra costs may be necessary for specialist equipment and materials and for the final exhibition of your work.


Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 1102
    Course name A Level Textiles Y1
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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