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Textiles A Level at Itchen College

Course description

Textiles is a course for those who are interested in fashion, costume design or interior design and those wishing to enter these industries.

This course is for you if... have a passion for creative fashion/costume design with a willingness to explore a range of stimulus from your immediate environment.

You must have energy, an enquiring and creative mind with the motivation to work inspired by other designers and crafts people and with the aptitude for developing independent ‘alternative styles’ particularly in the second year.

Taking this course also allows you to become a part of our Creative Arts Academy. 

Course content

This exciting and stimulating creative textiles course covers a range of interactive approaches towards creative design making and textile appreciation.

Research projects focus on a range of complimentary arts, allowing for the exploration of fashion and costume illustration and research of textile history. You will learn to use a diverse range of materials and techniques which will result in outcomes that personally reflect the expressive qualities of textiles.

This two year course in Textiles will allow you to further develop your skills with the opportunity to specialise in either interior design or creative fashion and costume design. You will put together an exciting and dynamic portfolio of work revolving around independent interests and the development of design concepts. Constructed textile work will form the basis of this qualification and show a high level of expressive and personal outcomes.

Entry requirements

Grade 9-4 in English and Maths and three or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, preferably including Art at grade C (or a portfolio of creative work).

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


40% exam 60% coursework

Future opportunities

This course is recognised by UCAS and will aid progression to university where you may study, Fashion, Fashion Illustration, Interior Design and Fashion/Interiors, Business Studies and Costume Illustration.

There are also many career options, including fashion designer, interior designer, fashion marketing, window dressing and retail management. 

Further information

Students will have the opportunity to use our excellent facilities, including a purpose built, newly refurbished Textiles studio. Furthermore, students will be a part of our exclusive Creative Arts Academy and be able to go on several national and international trips.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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