Through an experimental approach this course will develop your practical skills and appreciation of textiles. You will explore a range of media, processes and techniques including fabric
construction and manipulation processes such as steaming, felt making, sewing machine skills, knitting, weaving and pattern cutting. Another area of study is surface pattern and design, using an experimental mixed media approach to print and stitch techniques
such as appliqué, screen printing, digital printing, free machining and a range of dying methods. As the course progresses you will further develop your knowledge and skills and be encouraged to follow your own interests to answer project briefs. You may construct
textiles such as garments and interior design elements, or further develop your study of surface pattern.
Students are advised to take no more than two A Level visual or performance related subjects due to the quantity of coursework, deadlines and exam dates (Art and Design, Graphic Design, Textiles, Photography, Music, Music Technology, Drama and Theatre
You will use specialist print and textiles rooms and have opportunities for gallery visits. Working with visiting professional textile artists and designers is an exciting feature of the course, for example world famous designer Julian Roberts, who visited
college to deliver a master class in his unique pattern cutting technique. At the end of the course you will exhibit your work at our End of Year Arts Show, which is open to the public.