At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English at grade 4 or above and an Art or Design based subject.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Textiles is a highly creative Art & Design course which will enable you to create expressive visual and tactile artworks by selecting and manipulating fibres and fabrics.
Year 1 emphasises experimentation and exploration of materials, techniques and textile processes and developing an understanding of print, dyed stitched and constructed textile techniques. Students develop a practical, theoretical knowledge and an understanding of how ideas and meanings are conveyed through images and artefacts, in different styles and traditions. You will research a range of artists and designers, responding to their work and ideas in visual and written form producing an extended, exploratory project.
Year 2 develops and extends existing creative skills whilst developing a more independent approach to the subject, demonstrating continued critical understanding. This is supported by integrated written engagement with the works of artists and designers, to inform and develop work which has a personal significance into a major in-depth, practical and theoretical investigation.
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1: Personal Creativity Enquiry
Unit 3: Personal Investigation
Unit 4: Externally Set Assignment (15 hours)
Are there any special expenses?
You will be asked to provide materials such as basic sewing materials, pencils and sketchbooks as well as contribute towards the cost of specialist or large quantities of materials you may choose to use in your projects. Some trips such as visits to museums and galleries are compulsory.
What could I do next?
The course will prepare you for further study at Foundation, HND/Degree level. Potential careers include Fashion and Textile Design; Knitwear, Woven, Printmaking and Surface Pattern, Interior Design, Costume/Theatre Design, Fabric/Clothing Technology, Textile Art, Restoration/Conservation, Accessories and Millinery.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.