Textiles & Fashion

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Reasons to study this course

  • You enjoy being experimental with fabrics and mixed media and would like to learn how to create exciting surfaces and textures using machine and hand techniques.
  • You may aspire to work in Textiles and Fashion Design, Theatre Costume, Fashion Promotion and Styling, Fashion Retail and Management.
  • You want to progress to university to study a range of courses in either textiles, fashion, or art and design.

What you will need to study this course

  • genuine interest and commitment to the subject
  • enthusiasm for creating personal and unique work
  • passion for developing your creative skills

What you will study

During the course, you will be given an insight into many different areas of textiles and fashion. You will learn how to use a sewing machine to enable you to execute a wide range of textile and fabric manipulation techniques, and create ideas for a diverse range of outcomes, including garments, installations and textile art. You will develop research skills, studying contemporary textile and fashion designers who will inspire your work, as well as developing your drawing and problem solving skills. Critical and creative skills will be enhanced as you initiate, develop and realise your ideas through a personal, practical, art and design working process.

How you will be assessed

Year 1 (AS) – coursework (100%)

Year 2 (A-Level) – coursework project (60%) and exam assignment (40%)

Submission of sketchbooks, samples and final outcomes.

Priestley Extra

As well as research trips and gallery visits, we invite visiting speakers from universities. You may also have the opportunity to participate in workshops with practising artists and designers or take part in exhibitions.


Students can progress directly onto textiles and fashion-related degree courses at university after they have completed their A-Levels. Other options include progression onto the Art Foundation course.

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Work from all our Art & Design courses is posted in an online gallery. You can take a look at it here.

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