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Art & Design (Textiles) A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Padworth College

Course description

A range of A Level art and design courses are offered with different specialisms. Students wishing to follow a full-time art and design course may choose a combination of 2 A Levels from Fine Art, Graphics and Textile Design. Students should have a Grade C or above in (I)GCSE art or equivalent. A good level of drawing ability is required.

Course content

Textile students will select subject matter from the natural world to inspire their coursework such as marine life or flowers and leaves. They will learn textile techniques such as:

Painting on silk, dyed fabrics
Embroidery techniques
Designing a repeat pattern – digital textiles
Constructed textiles

In their work they will consider colour, texture, pattern and form.

This course is suitable for those wishing to study courses such as fashion or textiles at university.


Practical coursework: Introductory units on textile techniques and a coursework unit based around a chosen theme, this work incorporates a written personal investigation (1000-3000 words)

Exam unit and preparation: Practical project work with final piece created in a 15 hour exam.

Financial information

Fees may be chargeed for this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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    • The College is housed in an attractive 18th century country house with modern boarding houses set on a 15 acre campus providing a secure and peaceful environment for study and recreation. We are only 15 minutes from the university town of Reading and just 40 minutes from Heathrow and London.