Textiles and Fashion Design

Why should I study this subject?

This course is suitable for students with an interest in textiles, fashion, interiors and textiles. If you enjoy a hands-on approach exploring colours, patterns and textures this course is for you. It is a practical based subject, within which you will be learning and experimenting with a range of textiles media, techniques and topics; traditional, contemporary, hand and machine, sustainability and recycling within textiles and slow fashion. You will have the opportunity to present your work within a catwalk show and end of year Visual Arts Exhibition.

What will I study?

You will study a wide range of exciting and diverse textile techniques such as:

• Embroidery
• Print
• Knit
• Heat treatment • Laser cutting

• Natural dying
• Rusting, and shibori

The course will also involve:

• Sketchbook presentation skills • Research techniques
• Artists’ analysis
• Design process

• Fashion illustration
• Garment pattern cutting and construction • Live national competitions

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.