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Fashion & Textiles

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code T
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

WHY STUDY FASHION & TEXTILES?

Interested in a career in interior or fashion design? Textiles is a versatile subject that involves experimenting with a wide range of techniques and processes. Textile Designers are expected to work in a multi-disciplinary way to create ideas. These include Fashion Textiles (specialist areas might include fashion and clothing, accessories or innovative clothing for theatre or film). Textiles for Interiors (fabrics, wallpapers, upholstery, bed linens and curtains or more generally as surface designers for packaging, greetings cards and wrapping paper). Fine Art Textiles (a form of personal expression using mixed media constructions, tapestries, soft sculptures, wall hangings and installations 


Details

During your Textiles A Level you will develop a wide range of skills. You will explore different techniques and combine a variety of hand and digital processes including; screen printing, sublimation printing, hand dying, resist dying, block printing, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, applique, reverse applique, fabric manipulation & computer aided design using Photoshop and Illustrator. You will also learn pattern cutting and garment construction skills which will enable you to create exciting final outcomes. To support classroom learning, you will visit galleries, museums and craft exhibitions, receive visits from Textiles Practitioners as well as having the opportunity to undertake work placements and prepare you for progression.

Stage 1 Personal Investigation  

This is a practical investigation supported by written material. Students are required to conduct a practical investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. The focus of the investigation must be identified independently by the student and must lead to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes. The investigation should be a coherent, in-depth study that demonstrates the student’s ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial starting point to a final realisation. The investigation must show clear development from initial intentions to the final outcome or outcomes. It must include evidence of the student’s ability to research and develop ideas and relate their work in meaningful ways to relevant critical/contextual materials. The investigation must be informed by an aspect of contemporary or past practice of artists, photographers, designers or craftspeople. 

Stage 2 Externally Set Assignment

Separate question papers will be provided for each title. Each question paper will consist of a choice of eight questions to be used as starting points. Students are required to select one. Students will be provided with examination papers in February of year two. Preparatory period – from 1st February Supervised time – 15 hours 


How will it be delivered?

Assessment Component 1: Personal Investigation No time limit 96 marks 60% of A-level

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment Preparatory period + 15 hours supervised time 96 marks 40% of A-level

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 4 in Maths, English and 3 other subjects, including and Art subject

Your next steps...

There are so many career opportunities in the creative industry. Everything you see around you needs input from a creative with an education in Art & Design,   Whether it be the design of your shoes or the advert/article/layout of the shop you first saw them in. Art & Design is all around us every minute of every day!

COSTUME DESIGNER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

TEXTILE DESIGNER

ART HISTORIAN

FREELANCE DESIGNER

PHOTOGRAPHER

FASHION DESIGNER

PATTERN MAKER

ILLUSTRATOR FINE ARTIST

SCREEN PRINTER

EXHIBITION CURATOR

ART DIRECTOR

VISUAL MERCHANDISE 

ADVERTISING

VISUAL DESIGNER

SEAMSTRESS

WEB DESIGNER TOY DESIGNER

CREATIVE ART WORKER

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