The art and design textiles course option gives candidates the opportunity to develop a very creative approach to the subject. The course is based on practical recording and experimentation and personal development of art textile concepts and responses to a wide range of briefs. The art and design textiles course allows students to develop a creative approach to textile design underpinned by art and design principles. A detailed study of textile design, processes, including printed textiles, woven, knitted, non woven, structural and decorative textiles. Fashion, accessories and interiors will be explored along with the study of textile artists and designers, working currently and historically. The first year of the course will involve producing a portfolio of work consisting of investigations, observational work, experimental ideas and more developed individual project work. The second year allows more extended development work.
Grade 6 or above in a creative subject at GCSE with submission of a portfolio of work.
This course can be studied as part of the Valley Park Curriculum offer where students within the Valley Invicta Academy trust may avail of courses on offer in our partner schools across the trust.