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Textiles - Fine Art Textiles A Level at Highfields School

Course description

The course focuses on creative skills, techniques and processes associated with fine art textiles. It offers opportunities for personal expression in a broad range of techniques in the following specialisms: surface pattern; decoration; print and dye methods; knit; weave; felt; embroidery and mixed media.

Course content

AS Course content
Students are introduced to a wide range of materials, techniques and processes in art and textiles. Students will develop their portfolio through sustained research and investigations in response to a chosen theme.
A2 Course content
Students choose their own area of study to produce a personal investigation explaining relevant artists, designers and crafts people and developing their own practical work.
Practical investigations will be supported by a written assignment between 1000-3000 words.



60% coursework
40% externally set assignment (10 hour exam)


60% coursework
40% externally set assignment (15 hour exam)

Future opportunities

  • Costume design
  • Interior design
  • Fashion and business courses
  • Fashion/textiles design
  • Knitwear/footwear
  • Retail management training
  • Trainee buyer / merchandiser

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highfields School directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2016

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