What will I study?
Art and Design: Textile Design aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully progress onto higher or further education courses in Fashion and Textiles or other Art disciplines.
Students will research primary and contextual sources, record practical and written observations, generate and develop ideas, experiment and develop their skills with various Textile and Fashion media and processes.
Students will have access to an exciting array of equipment and technologies to refine their ideas towards producing a personal outcome. Over the duration of the course students will develop fashion design ideas, which may include digital designs with Photoshop.
In Year 12 the course assists students in developing and building a range of skillful techniques and processes enabling them to create a sketch book of samples.
Links are also made to the broader areas of fashion, such as marketing, promotion and styling.
The A Level Art and Design: Textiles course consists of two components.
• Component 1, which makes up 60% of the mark, is in two parts: Practical work and Personal study.
• Component 2 is the Externally Set Assignment, which makes up 40% of the mark.
Where will it lead?
This course can lead onto a wide range of Art and Design degree courses at university. In the past our students have gone on to study courses in Fashion: Design, Buying and Management, Styling, Tailoring, Communication and Textile: Design, Print, Surface Design, as well as Make-up Design, Costume Design, History of Fashion and many more.