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Art Textile Design at Nobel School

Course description

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Textile design involves creation, selection and manipulation across a variety of practices. The tools used in textile design are wide ranging, encompassing traditional hand crafts and computer-aided technology, for example, hand embroidery and computerized sewing machines. Natural and manufactured materials including paper, wire, tissue, gauze, plastics, re-cycled packaging and cloths such as silk, wool, cotton, polyester and hessian are used to address aspects of design in fashion, furnishing and fine art. In the context of this specification, disciplines include constructed textiles, dyed textiles, printed textiles, fine art textiles and fashion textiles. Students will be required to work in one or more of these disciplines.

The study of Textile Artists and their work at first hand, will play an important role in the development of your work.

Course content

You will learn how to:

develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and your response to it in a creative, imaginative and personal way;

develop a working knowledge of a range of Textile materials, tools and techniques and use these skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings;

develop advanced skills of recording observation and analysis in a sketchbook;

develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and contemporary society.

Entry requirements

Students will have 5 GCSEs grades A*-B. The best foundation for success at AS and A Level Art is a good grade in Art and Design or Textiles at GCSE. If you have a proven aptitude for the subject, are interested in creating and understanding Art Textiles and have the determination to develop that interest, you have the basic skills to succeed.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1 Art Textile Design Coursework. 30% of A Level or 60% of AS Level. Internally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 2 Art Textile Design Externally Set Assignment. 20% of A Level or 40% of AS Level. Externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

A2 Level

Unit 3 Art Textile Design Coursework. (Practical Work and Personal Study). 30% of A Level. Internally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 4 Art Textile Design Externally Set Assignment. 20% of A Level. Externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Future opportunities

This course will appeal to students who may wish to:

Undertake further studies in Art and Textile Design at Further or Higher Education level

Look to start a career for which the study of Art Textiles is either a requirement or desirable. These might include Fashion and Textiles, Interior design, Surface Pattern Design, Museum or Gallery work,

Have an interest in and an aptitude for the subject, but do not wish to continue with it after AS or A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nobel School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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