The Textiles Design course complements the GCSE Art and Design courses offered in Graphics, Textiles Design and Fine Art. It is recommended that one of the following courses has been successfully completed at GCSE, to maintain the high demand of work independence required to study the course. Students will produce practical and critial/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example: Fashion Design, Fashion Textiles, Costume Design, Digital Textiles, Printed and Dyed Fabrics and Materials, Domestic Textiles, Wallpaper, Interior Design, Constructed Textiles, Art Textiles and Installed Textiles. The course will comprise of a personal investigation, which will include written material around a student's individual artwork and chosen line of enquiry. This will include a structured, extended response of between 1000 - 3000 words of continuous prose. Each student's investigation will be an in-depth study that demonstrates the student's ability to construct and develop a sustained line of reasoning from an initial starting point to a final realisation. There is also an extremely set practical assignment including a development period from the 1st February, plus a 15 hour supervised examination.
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Textiles
Qualification Specification Code: 7204
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
The summary of components is as follows:
•Unit 1: Personal Investigation
•Unit 2: Externally set assignment
Art related degrees, Professional Artist, Printmaker, Clothing or Textile Technologist, Colour Technologist, Interior and Spatial designer, Fashion and Costume Designer, Textile Designer. Students will develop the independent skills required to move onto Further or Higher Education or moving into the Design Industry, The course encourahes students to develop their own style as an Artist, whilst covering the requirements of the four assessment objectives.
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