AS/A2 Fashion and Textiles (level 3)
Course ref. QW064
This course is designed to enable you to:
- Develop textiles-related skills using a variety of media, processes and techniques
- Gain knowledge of historical and contemporary styles and genres in fashion and textiles
- Use specialist textiles vocabulary and terminology
- Gain knowledge of textiles through research, development and production of your own ideas
Is it for me?
The course suits students wishing to undertake further studies in fashion and textile design, usually at Art College or further and higher education colleges or universities.
Assessment is predominantly coursework based with some practical examinations.
Throughout this unit you will be working in a number of different skill areas incorporating dying and bonding techniques, felt making, machine embroidery and other decorative multimedia effects.
Learn how to create your own fashion illustrations and to design and make a garment or accessory. You will be required to submit backup work in the form of sketches, ideas and reference to the work of contemporary fashion designers to support your practical work.
Building Your Portfolio
You will undertake research, make connections with the work of contemporary designers and craftspeople, and plan and develop your ideas for a final outcome. At the end of this time you will undertake an unaided five-hour timed test in which you will produce your final piece.
In this unit you will develop a personal investigation based on an idea, issue, concept or theme, leading to a finished piece, or pieces. The practical elements should be linked with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of fashion and textile artists, designers or crafts-people.
Within this unit you will produce a body of preparatory work leading up to the exam. This can take the form of sketchbooks, worksheets, maquettes, textile samples and toiles. At the end of this time you will undertake an unaided fifteen hour timed test where you will produce your final piece.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language.
It is necessary to show ability in art and design through either:
- GCSE Art (grade C or above)
- Level 2 BTEC Art & Design at Merit grade
- A portfolio of artwork to be presented for assessment
Which courses go well with this?
This course combines well with a wide range of AS Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses.
Please note: no more than two art courses can be taken together due to the large amount of practical work involved.
Students who have previously studied fashion and textiles have gone on to embark on careers such as Textile Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Buying, Fashion Journalism, Modelling, Teaching or setting up their own craft business.