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Textiles A Level at Franklin College

Course description

You will learn the processes for creating and designing textiles including the translating and examination of colour, texture, patterns and shapes found in different fabrics and garments. You will examine a wide range of natural and manufactured materials and appreciate how they are used to address aspects of design in fashion, furnishing and fine art. Whilst experimenting with traditional and contemporary techniques, you will be given the opportunity to use construction (weaving, felting, knotting), print (screen, block, silk), and dye transfer (batik, tiltik, tie-dye) techniques.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language. Although not essential GCSE in Textiles would be advantageous.


Year 1 50% Coursework 50% Exam

Year 2 60% Coursework 40% Examination

Future opportunities

Students in the past have progressed on to an Art and Design Foundation Course leading to a HND or BA/BSc and ultimately into careers in the textile or fashion industry or within teaching. Design specific vocations can range from stylist, studio designer or embroiderer to trend forecaster, buyer or colourist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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