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A-Level

Textile design

Textile design incorporates surface pattern and constructed textiles; these areas then lead onto designing items including wallpaper, stationery, fabrics, garments and accessories.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in a visual arts subject or submit a portfolio of current work for inspection by a member of the visual arts team.

Assessment

  • 60% Coursework
  • 40% Externally set assignment
An introduction to Textile design Presentation About this course

What is textile design?

Textile design incorporates surface pattern and constructed textiles; these areas then lead onto designing items including wallpaper, stationery, fabrics, garments and accessories.

 

What will I study?

Drawing is an essential part of the design process and students are encouraged to develop their own style. The emphasis of the course is to creatively explore a wide range of textile techniques to then put these ideas into context, for example making a range of elaborate notebooks or creating garments to then undertake a fashion shoot. Techniques that you will be taught include screen printing, heat transfer, fabric manipulation, weaving, hand and machine stitch. The opportunities are endless as you will really be encouraged to write your own briefs and develop your ideas with one-to-one tutorial input as well as class demonstrations.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Visit to the New Designers in London
  • Students are encouraged to visit exhibitions
  • Students develop invaluable presentation skills

 

What can it lead to?

Students often go directly to a degree course in a range of disciplines. Former students work in the design studios for H&M, Top Man and River Island.

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