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A-level Textile Design

Bridlington School

Bessingby Road, Bridlington, YO16 4QU

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Arts, Media and Publishing

Course Summary

Students should be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of textile media, processes and techniques. They should be made aware of both traditional and new media.

Students should explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students should explore the potential for the use of colour. Students may use sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin their work where appropriate.

Students should explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. This should be integral to the investigating and making processes. Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Students should be aware of the four assessment objectives to be demonstrated in the context of the content and skills presented. They should be aware of the importance of process as well as product.

Course Details

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of textile design, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

fashion design

fashion textiles

costume design

digital textiles

printed and/or dyed fabric and materials

domestic textiles and wallpaper

interior design

constructed textiles

art textiles

installed textiles.

How will it be delivered?

This subject is assessed through coursework and a timed practical assessment

Entry requirements

Average of grade 5 or higher in your GCSEs

Grade 5 or higher in English

Grade 5 or higher in mathematics

Grade 6 or higher in the subject you are taking

Your next steps...

Students go on to further study and careers in a range of creative areas

Additional information

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