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Textiles A-Level

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 4 GCSE in Art & Design & English

Who is it for?

This course is for students who are passionate about developing their knowledge and skills within Art & Design, with a specific focus on Textile Design. Textile Design at Post 16 gives students exposure to print, fabric manipulation, constructed textiles, embroidery and textile installation.

Course Structure

  • Coursework Portfolio and Personal Investigation (Year 1 – 2)
  • Controlled Assignment (Year 2)


  • Coursework Portfolio – for this unit, students must use personal starting point(s) to produce a major project that shows working through a range of Art & Design experiences. This will include a 1000 – 3000 critical essay interpreting, analysing and evaluating artists and practitioners.
  • Controlled Assignment – for this unit a question paper will be dispatched, students are expected to choose one starting point from which they will generate appropriate work for submission. The student must realise their work in a controlled time period of 15 hours.

University Pathways

These qualifications support progression into further education, training or employment, such as:

  • Foundation Studies in Art & Design
  • Higher National Diplomas in Art & Design
  • Foundation Degrees in Art & Design
  • Honours Degrees in Art & Design

Apprenticeship Pathways

Exhibition Design Assistant/Trainee, Trainee Technical Illustrator, Junior Art Worker, Desktop Publishing Assistant, Fashion Design Assistant, Interior Design Assistant, Textiles Design Assistant,Technical Illustrator, Junior Product Designer, Assistant Copywriter, Production Runner/Assistant, Post Production Runner, Broadcast Assistant, Archive Assistant, Junior Designer, Junior Researcher, Digital Assistant, Junior Minilab Printer, Junior Digital Imaging Technician, Costume/Wardrobe Assistant, Community Arts Admin Assistant.

Career Opportunities

Exhibition Designer, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Illustrator, Interior Designer,Jewellery Designer, Printmaker, Textile Designer, Teacher, Art Therapist, There are also opportunities in trend-forecasting companies and magazines.