Textile Design

We follow the Edexcel specification

  • UNIT 1: Coursework Project: 60% of AS
  • UNIT 2: Externally Set Assignment: 40% of AS
  • UNIT 3: Coursework Project: 30% of A2
  • UNIT 4: Externally Set Assignment: 20% of A2

Course aims:

To develop an understanding of fibre based materials using them in an informed and expressive way. Outcomes may take many different forms from practical wearable fashions to fine art prints and wallhangings. Introduction to a wide variety of techniques exploring constructed, dyed and printed textiles and an ability to generate and develop your own ideas from a given theme or design brief.

Entry requirements:

No specific requirements but an interest in Art and Design issues and empathy for fabrics and fashion.

Key features:

  • Provides an ideal foundation for the study of Art related courses in further education, higher education and for employment.
  • Enables students to acquire a portfolio of work to apply for the BTEC Foundation Art course or direct entry to BA Honours degree
  • Develops students’ core art skills and enables them to experiment in a variety of exciting methods and techniques.

Higher Education:

Fashion Design - Fine Art or D&T can also contribute to this chosen career path. Fashion Journalism - exciting culmination of Textiles with English or Photography. Fashion Marketing/Buying - a rewarding route incorporating Business Studies. Textiles Technology (product development & testing) - Chemistry and D&T with Textiles. Education - a greatly satisfying career in teaching this challenging practical subject.