AS Level: Art and Design (Textiles) at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville
The aim of the course is to develop students’ technical skills whilst allowing them to explore and enhance their creative textile ability. Students are encouraged to experiment with a range of materials, techniques and processes, including machine embroidery, appliqué, cut work, batik, needle felting, mirror work, quilting and bonding. The course incorporates a ‘fashion’ element and includes pattern adapting and cutting, and fashion drawing. Inspiration for Textiles derives from independent research of a variety of sources, including: first hand, contextual, artists and fashion designers. From this, students are required to develop their own original ideas that support their own interests and personal ‘style’. Based on experimentation and exploration, students are required to carry out 2 final pieces in 2D and 3D form. Current project starting points are based on the themes of ‘Organic’ and ‘World’ Textiles. This course is suitable for those students who are interested in a creative design based career, including textile design, mixed media textiles, printing, fashion and interior design.
5 GCSE grades A*-C, including a grade C in a design subject
Unit 1 Coursework Portfolio = 50% of AS (25% of A Level)
Unit 2 Terminal Examination = 50% of AS (25% of A Level)
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as History of Art or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Art and Design, which could lead onto higher education in areas of art and design, photography, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to art and design such as an Architect, Interior Designer, Artist or fashion designer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.