Textiles and Fashion Design

Subject Intent: Why Textiles and Fashion Design?

The intent of the Textile and Fashion Design curriculum is to progress student understanding through exposure to professional skills and techniques inherent to professional and undergraduate study in Textiles.  Students are offered the chance to explore a range of textile art skills and specialist fashion design techniques. It gives students the experience of working to a live brief from the ideas generation stage, client profiling, and design ideas through to the production of final garments and exhibition pieces. These are essential skills and experiences necessary for success in any creative industry. Students prepare a personal portfolio of creative work that sets them up to work as designers in areas such as the fashion industry, marketing and communications, interior design, and textile art.

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.