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Textile Design, A Level
What will I do on this A Level?
This subject will offer an exciting opportunity to embrace textile art, textile design and elements of fashion looking at the design industry from an artist’s perspective. It will introduce you to the contemporary approach of the industry and encourage you to flourish as a potential textile designer, looking at a variety of techniques.
You will also cover a printing unit, looking at techniques such as shibori and screen-printing. You will combine your practical work with theory, research, and presentation skills, enabling you to develop fully as a budding designer or textile artist.
How will I be assessed?
In your second year you will be assessed through coursework and a controlled assignment.
What could I do after this A Level?
This course could lead to degree-level study, such as Weston College’s Art and Design UAL Foundation Diploma.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths, and grade 5 or above in an art based subject.
Occupations related to Textile Design, A Level
Weaver or knitter
Weavers and knitters set up and operate hand and power operated looms and machines to weave fibre into fabrics and carpet, or to knit (by machine or by hand) garments and other articles from yarn.
Employment in region: 48 positions
Job holders in this unit group upholster vehicle, aircraft and other seating, fix trimmings to the interiors of vehicles and aircraft, upholster furniture such as chairs and sofas, and make mattresses, curtains and other soft furnishings.
Employment in region: 217 positions
Textile, garment or related trade n.e.c.
Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of textiles and related craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 541: Textiles and Garments Trades.
Employment in region: 72 positions
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