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Textiles AS at Swinton Academy

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.
You will develop your visual recording skills and knowledge of textile techniques and materials including printed, constructed and experimental 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

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade C and an art and design subject preferably textiles. In exceptional circumstances we may also accept a portfolio of work.


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

Financial information

There will be little cost involved except the purchase of a couple of sketchbooks and a set of basic materials for independent studies and homework.

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 in a wide range of art and design, textile and fashion areas.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact Mrs Scattergood or email

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: 21 May 2015
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    • Contact name:
    • Mrs K Jones
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 570586
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