Art & Design: Textiles
What do I need?
5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language and Art and Design. If you do not have a GCSE in the Visual Arts, you will be expected to provide a portfolio of work which demonstrates your skills and interests.
Why study A Level Textiles?
A Level Art (Textiles) is a perfect opportunity for students to explore and express their ideas and personality creatively in textile media. You will be challenged to take creative risks through your ideas, imagination and a variety of media in studio and workshop environment. You will be encouraged to explore and question the significance of the work of artists and designers and the way in which it has, and continues to be interpreted. This will be supported by trips to a variety of national art galleries.
What Will I study?
In year one you will develop knowledge and technical skills in the use of media and processes such as silk painting, printing, etching, felt-making and sketching, as well as becoming proficient in the use of the formal elements. You will be supported and inspired to follow your own interests, take creative risks and encouraged to become an independent learner.
The second year of A Level Art (Textiles) actively promotes freedom of expression and personal development as a creative practitioner. The personal investigation will ensure concepts and skills are more specialised, developed and thoroughly explored, learning how to contextualise your work whilst fostering your own style.
Where can the subject lead?
Many practitioners go on to study Fine Art, Product Design, Fashion, Photography, Sculpture, Media, Teaching, Advertising, Theatre Design…. The list really is endless!