On this course you will explore a full range of Textile techniques using a variety of skills. An annotated developmental sketchbook is a critical part of this course.
The second year of the A Level course is a natural progression from the first. It is a detailed body of coursework that continues to link the work of Textiles Artists / Fashion designers to your own work. You will develop a wide range of skills and techniques with the exploration of materials and your individual creativity.
Unit 1. Personal Investigation (60%) A personal investigation will allow you to do an in depth study / investigation (1000 to 3000 words).
Unit 2. Externally assessed assignment (40%) The final exam project consists of preparation work and a final piece or pieces created in fifteen hours in the Textile rooms.
You will also prepare for and do a final exam which will be to make a Textile item/s in the Textiles room over ten hours.
5 GCSE or equivalent grades at 4 or above including an Art subject.
You could take this course to complement other Advanced level courses such as Graphics, Photography, Fine Art or Ceramics. This course could lead onto a Higher Education course. With further training you could get a job as a Fashion designer, Fashion buyer, Interior Designer, Surface Pattern designer, Materials specialist or Textiles artist. You could also go straight into a job as an apprentice. There are many jobs within the creative industries today, which you could do with determination and creativity. *The A Level course will only run subject to there being sufficient numbers at GCSE and AS Level and available option blocks.