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Textiles A Level at East Riding College

Course description

The programme will be based around projects that give you the opportunity to demonstrate development of visual and technical skills using a variety of textile methods. This course is offered at the art and design department in Bridlington for anyone who wishes to involve themselves in an exciting specialist area of the profession.

This qualification would help with a career in textiles, fashion and design.

You can study this subject for one year and earn an AS-level or for two years and earn an A2-level.

Course content

  • Wet and dry felt making
  • Dyeing techniques
  • Knitting
  • Contemporary methods of mixed media collage
  • Hand and machine embroidery
  • Fabric manipulation
  • Digital and block printing

The programme will also involve some history of textiles and its practitioners with an emphasis on current designer makers. Learners are always encouraged to develop individual approaches to any project brief and to make informed choices as to preferred methods of working as the  course progresses.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs grade A* to C including a minimum grade C in GCSE English and an art and design subject, or equivalent qualifications

  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course. During the interview, your visual portfolio, evidence of competency in English and commitment to the subject will be assessed


Assessment of coursework will be ongoing during the programme delivery. The timed exam will be arranged to follow a series of four two-hour sessions arranged at suitable points in the second half of the programme where final print outcomes for unit two will be produced.

Future opportunities

Successful students may wish to progress to appropriate courses in higher education such as the Level Four Higher National Certificates in Art and Design, Fashion and Clothing, Graphic Design and Interactive Media or the Level Five Higher National Diploma in Art and Design. The course tutor will be able to offer advice for any progression issues and the UCAS application procedure.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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