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A Level Textile Design at Huddersfield New College

Course description

The A Level in Textile Design is a unique and engaging course that supports students to develop their interests in fashion design and garment construction. You’ll explore a wide range of techniques and processes to allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of shape, form, texture, pattern and colour. The information below shares some of the topics you will study, and how these develop if you choose to specialise in Textile Design.

Some of the topics of this subject include:

- Fashion design

- Surface pattern

- Machine embroidery

- Felt making

- Dyeing

- Pattern cutting

Course content

For those with a passion for Textiles, studying this subject at A Level allows you express yourself imaginatively and creatively through the art of costume design. Studying with a TES Shortlisted ‘Teacher of the Year’, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in embroidery and garment construction, while researching the work of inspirational artists and designers to influence and hone your individual style. You will have the opportunity to showcase your designs at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, in a spectacular end of year fashion show. This is supported with work experience opportunities, residential visits, and the opportunity to undertake additional enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Textiles or a relevant GCSE Art subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered.

General entry criteria will also apply, this is available on our website.

Future opportunities

Textile Design is an essential course if you’re hoping to pursue a career in fashion or textile design. Over 85% of Textile Design students at HNC successfully progress to a range of university courses including costume design, fashion marketing, surface pattern design and fashion buying.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2018
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