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Product Design: Textiles at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

Product design textiles allows students to explore creative pathways utilising a range of experimental process to produced high end design outcomes.

Course content

There are two units at AS Level.

The first of these will cover materials, components and application, and this will involve studying the different types and properties of fabrics and materials and the processes involved in the design and manufacture of products.

The second unit is a piece of coursework, representing approximately fifty hours work. This coursework can be in the form of a single design and make project or two smaller projects and/or a portfolio of work.

There are two further units at A2 Level.

The first of these covers design and manufacture, which involves testing and comparing the relative merits of fabrics in relation to their intended use.

The second unit is another piece of coursework, representing approximately sixty hours work, in the form of a substantial design and make project.

Entry requirements

  • At least six A*- C grades at GCSE, including English Language and Grade B in a suitable Design and Technology subject or by negotiation supported by a portfolio of related work.

Future opportunities

Careers and Higher Education opportunities include Costume Design, Fashion Advertising and Marketing, Fashion Design, Fashion Photography, Fashion Styling, Textile Design (including printed, knitted and woven).

Many of our students go on to top design courses around the country including; The London College of Fashion and Central St Martins.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years