A Level Textile Design at New College Telford
This course will suit those with an interest in fashion and design, or students who would like to pursue a career in the fashion, fashion journalism or design sectors.
Key areas of the programme will include: • Textile design: working with a number of different skill areas which incorporate dyeing and bonding techniques, felt making, machine embroidery and other decorative multimedia effects. • Fashion: creating you own fashion illustrations to design and make a garment or accessory. Supporting material will include sketch books showing designs and ideas, and reference to work of contemporary fashion designers who have influenced your work. • Portfolio Building: research and exploration of contemporary designers and craftspeople, culminating in a controlled assessment during which you will produce your final piece. • Personal Investigation: developing a personal investigation based around an issue, concept or theme. This will lead to finished piece(s) referencing fashion and textiles industry practitioners. • Final Project: producing a body or preparatory work leading up to the exam. This can take a variety of forms which may include sketchbooks, textiles sample, Maquettes etc. Assessment is predominantly coursework based with some practical examinations. This will include several timed tests under controlled conditions. You will need to keep detailed sketchbooks and research information to support your practical work.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language. It is necessary to show ability in art and design through either GCSE Art, Level 2 BTEC Art and Design at Merit grade or a portfolio of artwork to be presented for assessment.
Students who have previously studied fashion and textiles have gone on to careers such as textile design, fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion buying, fashion journalism, teaching or setting up their own craft business.
This course combines well with a wide range of AS Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses including Art, English, Media, Photography and Humanities subjects. Please note: no more than two art courses can be taken together due to the large amount of practical work involved.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.