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Textile Design A level at Woking College

Course description

This diverse course – meant for creative minds who enjoy working in a tactile form – will give you extensive opportunity to learn about traditional and contemporary processes. This can include stitched textiles (hand and free embroidery, mixed media); colour onto cloth with batik, fabric painting and dyeing; surface manipulation by means of felting, needle punching, and shibori; printed textiles (mono printing, screen printing, and transfer printing); and fashion illustration, patterns, and garment construction. You will be encouraged to explore personal interests and ideas based on inspirations from a variety of designers and artists. Guest professional artists and designers host workshops to give you a professional context to your work. At the end of the year, our students exhibit their work in our Art and Design show at The Lightbox gallery in Woking.

Course content

Component 1 - Coursework: Art & Design Coursework (Portfolio & 1000-3000 words - 60%)

  • Section A: Generating practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources.
  • Section B: Supporting study based on a selected topic

Component 2 - Examination: Art & Design Externally Set Assignment (12 hours - 40%)

  • Section A: Respond to a stimulus to produce work which portrays the ability to research and develop ideas & link between personal and external work

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+) including at least a C grade in an Arts subject.


Coursework = 60%, Examination = 40%

Future opportunities

The majority of students go on to study on a one year Foundation course at an art college. They can then progress to a degree course in Textile Design, Fashion or Art. In recent years some degree courses have been accepting our students without the Foundation course, but this remains the exception rather than the rule. Alternatively, students can combine Textile Design and/ or Fashion related courses with another subject at University such as Languages and Business, for example.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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