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A Level Design and Technology Product Design Textiles at Fulford School

Course description

This is an exciting course which will appeal to those that have a serious
interest in fashion and textiles. Coursework adopts a portfolio approach
where students undertake a range of mini design and make projects.
Within these mini projects students will focus on: current designers and
the history of fashion; industrial manufacturing issues; fabric manipulation;
construction techniques and the development of design work through
drawing and CAD (including fashion illustration). During the first year
students also compile a research folder in preparation for one exam at
the end of the year. They will investigate smart and modern materials, the
properties of fabrics and current trends in the textiles market.
Research is carried out through a variety of media including product
analysis, site visits, guest speakers, data collection, specialist magazines,
books and digital photography.
The split between coursework and exams is currently 50%.


Entry requirements

- A passion for fashion and textiles
- An interest in developing new and existing skills on the sewing machine
- A readiness to engage in wider reading and background study
- The ability to analyse, question and problem solve
- A commitment to putting in the time needed to produce good quality

Future opportunities

This is an ideal subject to study alongside Business Studies, Art or Science.
Courses available at degree level include Fashion, Fashion Promotion,
Fashion with Business, Performance Sportswear design, Millinery, Knitwear,
Embroidery, Woven Textiles and Printed Textiles. Career opportunities
include work in design studios producing knitwear, woven or printed
textile design, buying and merchandising for large companies and
department stores, interior styling and working freelance. Careers in this
field often lead to work or business abroad.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years