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Fashion and Clothing (Textiles) A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you have an interest and flair for textiles and enjoy drawing and working with textile materials then this course is the ideal course for you.

Course content

You will develop your visual recording skills and knowledge of textile techniques and materials including printed, constructed and embroidered textiles. You’ll also be experimenting with a range of traditional and unconventional materials, processes and techniques as well as visiting galleries and exhibitions and recording and researching fashion and textile designers’ work.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English and an Art and Design subject at grade C.


You will learn through a combination of practical lessons in the textile studio and taught and independent critical research supported by visits to regional and national exhibitions, shows and galleries.

Future opportunities

You could go on to study textiles, fashion or surface pattern design full time through a Foundation Diploma course or apply directly to a degree course at university in a wide range of textile and fashion areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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    • Bede Campus is located just outside Sunderland city centre on Durham Road.

      It provides an excellent learning environment for academic and vocational courses including new state of the art science labs and a dedicated learning resource centre with internet café, helping ensure the quality of our education is matched by our facilities.

      As the dedicated campus for our sports provision the Sports Academy building spans some 30,000 sq.ft and features a includes a multi-use sports hall, sports science performance lab, sports massage treatment areas, exercise studio and fully equipped gym with TechnoGym cardiovascular machines. The campus also features the multi million pound Goals Soccer Centrecomprising of 10 floodlit all weather synthetic pitches. These facilities are used extensively for lessons and are also available free of charge for any of our students.

      Spanning 50,000 square feet, the Visual and Performing Arts building features a theatre; film screening room; media/TV, drama, dance, art, and fashion and clothing studio; two industry standard recording studios; a music technology suite; photography studio; dark room and film processing facilities. Take a look at the Visual and Performing Arts tumblr pageto see some of our students and tutors work.

      Bede Campus also features three on-site cafe including the brand new refectory and a Starbucks in the new Visual and Performing Arts building for all students.