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Textiles A level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

The study of textiles will deepen your understanding of the visual world across different times and cultures and introduce you to the diverse roles and functions of Textiles in contemporary life. A foundation in this subject can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in the creative industries, an area experiencing great expansion in this country.

Textiles is important because all sectors of the job market require creative thinkers who can innovate, see and make connections, solve problems and make informed decisions and judgements. This course will give you many transferable skills you can use in the future.

Course content

Through practical projects you will learn how to construct textiles in a variety of traditional and contemporary ways. The course incorporates elements of constructed, dyed and printed textiles and will enable you to express ideas through a combination of Fine Art Textiles and/or Fashion Textiles. The first year of the course will focus on skills development. In the second year you will have the opportunity to pursue a more personal approach to the disciplines.

Entry requirements

To start any AS levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements. You must have GCSE Art and Design grade C or GCSE Art and Design (Textiles) grade C and GCSE English Grade C.


Exam Board - Edexcel

Future opportunities

Many students at the College choose to pursue the study of Art & Design at a higher level and there are two main pathways available:

  • Art Diploma (Foundation). This course is an intensive multi-disciplinary course for those students wishing to identify the field of artistic study that they wish to pursue at University. It includes modules in 2D & 3D Visual Studies, Design for Communication, Applied Arts & Design and Photography.
  • Direct Entry into Higher Education. Some colleges will accept students through UCAS Route A. Those students who are certain of their career destination can apply through this route.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years