Art (Textiles) AS & A Level at King George V College
This course will explore a wide variety of routes in textiles including fashion and textile arts. The course will help you develop your own practice as an artist and a designer. Working alongside professional and established fashion designers and textile artists will be part of the Extra opportunities that you can expect alongside a wealth of workshops, trips and creative experiences. Ultimately the course prepares you and your portfolio of work for the next step in your career progression, to University or design practice.
You will work in an expressive and personal way and will be engaging with areas such as fabric innovation, design development, fashion illustration/photography, interior design and much more. You will be expected to develop an open and exploratory approach to your work and create a portfolio of responses to themes set. Visits to galleries and fashion shows such as Paris and London Fashion week help to inspire your studies.
You can expect to study a very personal pathway within embroidery, embellishment, fabric innovation, surface pattern, printed textiles and sculptural textiles for both fashion and interiors. You will also be introduced to the concept of interdisciplinary approaches, researching the work of other artists and designers, understanding the creative industries and exploring your own portfolio pathway. All A-Level courses include a history of art, craft and design element running through the heart of each course.
A student must normally achieve at least 5 A* - B grades at GCSE (at least 4 must be from GCSE's). If the College is oversubscribed, preference will be given to students achieving Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or higher.
The Fashion and textile sectors are an important part of the creative Industries. This subject will give you a head start into developing creative problem solving skills that are useful in all kinds of work areas. Also, Textile design is a good basis for other visual art areas such as Interior Design or Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Theatre and Costume Design….the list is endless.
Past students have gone on to work in Fashion Design, Fashion Photography and Textile Art, Costume Design and Fabric Design for the Automobile Industry.
Other KGV artists have progressed to study Fashion and Textiles related courses, most recently at: The Royal college of Fashion London, Manchester University, Leeds school of Art, University of Huddersfield, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham, and many more.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.