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Fashion and Clothing (Textiles) A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you have an interest and flair for textiles and enjoy drawing and working with textile materials then this course is the ideal course for you.

Course content

You will develop your visual recording skills and knowledge of textile techniques and materials including printed, constructed and embroidered textiles. You’ll also be experimenting with a range of traditional and unconventional materials, processes and techniques as well as visiting galleries and exhibitions and recording and researching fashion and textile designers’ work.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English and an Art and Design subject at grade C.


You will learn through a combination of practical lessons in the textile studio and taught and independent critical research supported by visits to regional and national exhibitions, shows and galleries.

Future opportunities

You could go on to study textiles, fashion or surface pattern design full time through a Foundation Diploma course or apply directly to a degree course at university in a wide range of textile and fashion areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.