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Art and Design: Textile Design at The Marsh Academy

Course description

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore the range
of textiles media, processes and techniques. The course will explore a variety
of textile approaches including: art textiles, constructed textiles, installed
textiles, fashion textiles and costume design.

Course content

During the course of the first year students will be introduced to the skills,
techniques and processes required to understand how to manipulate fabrics,
materials and stitching to suit a variety of purposes under the textiles title.
The qualification has the potential to tailor the personal investigation to each
individual students interests and needs such as construction textiles and
fashion textiles. Student will gain a broad understanding of the methods of
textile design including exploring fabric painting, dyeing, printing, spraying
and transfer, stitching, construction, quilting, padding and embroidery.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements of a grade 4 or a PASS in an Art or Technology based
subjects at GCSE, NCFE or BTEC.


Component 1: Personal Investigation - 60% of A Level
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment – 40% of A Level
Across the qualification students will focus on 4 key assessment objectives:
AO1: Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed
by contextual sources
AO2: Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques
and processes
AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions
AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions

Future opportunities

This qualification has the potential to develop into any textiles-based degree
at university. Possible future career paths might include; textile designer,
fashion designer, costume designer, interior designer, seamstress, dressmaker,
freelance designer, tailor or upholsterer.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September