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Qualification name GCE A Level in Art and Design
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 13th September 2022
Cost description Please refer to our website
Attendance pattern Daytime

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The Textile Design course offers the opportunity to develop skills over a broad range of textile and fashion techniques and applications, such as printing, weaving, knitting, mixed media, digital applications, surface design, embroidery and installation. Practical work is produced by researching and developing ideas using drawing, digital exploration, sketchbooks and work sheets, supported by critical evaluation and an awareness of contemporary and historical influences.Textile Design course content: Fashion design Fashion textiles Costume design Digital textiles Printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials Domestic textiles, wallpaper Interior design Constructed textiles Art textiles Installed textilesDrawing and other materials or processes.At the core of any textile art and design related practice is drawing. Drawing is an essentialskill in the development process, from initial visual research, recording from primary sources, through to the translation of ideas into finished designs.Contextual understanding and professional practice.Students should incorporate contextual investigation and translation as inspirational starting points for their textiles development work. They will consider the work of others and use understanding gained to inform the progression of their own personal creativity. In addition it is important that students are aware of current trends in textile and fashion design and development in order to be aware of current trends.When undertaking work in textile design, students will be required to engage with: A range of materials and tools used for textiles processes and, where appropriate, digital processes.Approaches to textile design including the ways in which colour, texture and pattern evoke emotional responses. The application of textile design to the development of design ideas. The appropriateness of the chosen media and the ability to realise the full potential of their ideas through the techniques employed. Historical and contemporary t

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You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, Maths and Art and Design or Textiles. Students who do not have Art and Design or Textiles will be asked to do a short practical task before being accepted on the course.A general interest in other areas of art, design or interior design is an advantage and a particular interest in fashion, textiles fine art or sculpture is essential.Any practical skills gained in GCSE Art and Design or Creative Textiles will be usefu

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Component 1: You will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme. This will consist of a portfolio of work supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total mark.Component 2: You will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which count for 40% of your totalmark. Your work will be assessed by your teacher throughout the year with written and verbal feedback given. At the end of the course both components ar

Textile Design is a great companion to all other subjects as creativity, imagination and problem solving skills can give you great ideas for your other subjects and be transferable skills that are looked upon favourably by universities and employer.Many students go on to an Art Foundation course. This is a general diagnostic year that allows students to try all Art and Design specialisms before going on to an HE course.Possible degree options Constructed textiles Contemporary textiles Costume

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Name Haywards Heath College
Address Harlands Rd
Haywards
RH16 1LT
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