Why study Textile Art?
The investigative, analytical, creative, decision making and self-management skills learned in this subject are valued in many future degrees and careers. The subject has always enjoyed exceptionally strong results and the end of year exhibition is always time for celebration.
Topics of study at A-Level
The course introduces the processes, skills and concepts used in Textile Design. The emphasis is on the expressive and creative use of materials to create exciting textile based art work. Initially students are taught both traditional and contemporary techniques including silk screen printing, batik, felt making, handdyeing, heat manipulation and other constructed textile methods.
Opportunities beyond the classroom
We have regular visits to galleries and exhibitions in the UK and beyond. We have been to Paris and Rome, and more recently have visited Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, as well as galleries in Oxford.
What this subject might lead to
Future degree or careers may include Textile Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Print Designer, Set-Production, Textile Technologist, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Product Design. Recent students have gone on to study at Central St Martin’s and other prestigious institutes. The transferable skills learnt in this subject are valued in many careers.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
A minimum of grade 6 at GCSE is desirable, although not essential.