REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
You enjoy working 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.
Students on this programme can progress to university to study a range of courses in textiles, fashion and art and design.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
You will learn a wide range of textile and fabric manipulation techniques to enable you to create garments, fashion accessories, installations or textile art. You will develop research skills, studying contemporary and historical textile and fashion designers 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
Year 2 (A-Level) – coursework project and exam assignment
Submission of sketchbooks, samples and final outcomes.
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.