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Textiles A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

Textiles Design at MCA is a hybrid of both traditional and contemporary technologies. The course requires students to work in at least one discipline and MCA has selected fashion textiles and elements from printed, constructed, knitted and dyed textiles.

Processes and materials used in this A Level:
- Fashion Textiles: pattern cutting, Illustration, garment construction
- Printed Textiles: lino, mono, screen printing, computer-aided design
- Constructed Textiles: Hand and machine embroidery, appliqué, felted and laser cut textiles
- Dyed Textiles: Batik, silk painting, tie and dye and hand painting
- Knitted: Hand and machine knitting
- Natural and manufactured materials including:
- Paper, wire, tissue, gauze, plastics, recycled and reclaimed materials
- Fabrics such as silk, wool, calico, polyester and nylon.

Students will examine a range of contemporary and past designers for inspiration and they will be required to be creative and reflective within their practice.

Entry requirements

- Grade B in GCSE in Textiles and a portfolio of suitable work.

Future opportunities

Universities and employers recognise A Level Art and Design: Textile Design as a rigorous course that develops decision making and thinking skills. This qualification enables you to progress onto a degree level course or a foundation diploma course leading to a broad range of specialisms such as architecture, animation, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, product design, engineering, interior design, industrial design, textiles, fashion, fashion promotion, theatre design, fashion photography, gallery curation, art conservation and the history of art and design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years