Textiles

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSEs at A* – C including at least a grade C in GCSE Art and Design / Textiles.

Course Outline

AS:

Component 1: Personal Investigation (coursework). This unit explores a range of media, processes and techniques. You will be able to develop a personal project leading to final practical outcomes. It also includes researching the work of Artists/ Craftspeople and Designers. This component focuses on skills, through structured lessons and teaching such as printmaking, felt making, machine embroidery and design processes. You will be encouraged to develop your communication skills using textiles critiques.

Component 2 : Externally Set Assignment (ESA). This unit takes the form of a timed 10 hour examination. You will respond to a theme set by the Examination board, through the creation of preparatory studies and a final outcome(s). You have a choice of the textiles techniques you wish to use.

A2:

Component 1: Personal Investigation (coursework). If you continue on to take A level, the second year of study is about building on skills you began to develop during your AS studies. During this year, you produce a creative, mature and technically proficient body of work, showing personal commitment, flair and individuality. As well as the body of practical work, you produce a contextual study (min.1000 words) which relates to your own working practice and the work of Textile Artists that have inspired your work. You will be encouraged to develop your communication skills through textiles critiques.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (ESA)

This unit takes the form of a timed 15 hour examination. You will respond to a theme set by the Examination board, through the creation of preparatory studies and a final outcome(s). You have a choice of the textiles techniques you wish to use.

How will I be assessed?

AS:

Component 1:- Personal Investigation; Sketchbook of development work and final outcomes. 50% of AS qualification.

Component 2:- Externally set assignment. Sketchbook of development work and final outcome(s) (10 hour exam). 50% of AS qualification.

AS:

Component 1:- Personal Investigation; Sketchbook of development work and final outcomes. Create a personal study of a minimum of 1000 words. 60% of AS Level qualification.

Component 2:- Externally set assignment. Sketchbook of development work and final outcome(s).(15 hour exam). 40% of A Level qualification.

What will I study?

This course introduces the processes, skills, concepts and ideas associated with Textile Design. The emphasis is on the expressive and creative use of materials. Both traditional and contemporary techniques are explored, including batik, felt making, hand-dyeing, machine embroidery and other constructed textile techniques. These workshops are exciting and challenging and are aimed at developing technical skills, creativity and an understanding of the work of Textile Artists, Craftspeople and Designers. The workshops explore a wide range of materials and techniques that you will use throughout the course. You are encouraged to be inventive, independent and explore the world around you in a visual language, which says something about the way you see and understand the world. You will also learn about the work of Artists, Craftspeople and Designers through independent study and lectures. Visits to Galleries and museums form a vital part of the course.

Where can it lead me?

Students who take Textiles go on to find employment in areas that include Textile Design, Fashion Styling, Interior Design, Teaching, Fashion Design, Printmaking, Theatrical costume design, amongst many others.

Course Information
  • Course Id:EDEXCEL

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