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Textiles A-Level

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What is the Textiles A-Level Course?

The Textiles A-Level course is an art-based subject in which you will experiment with a wide range of techniques.

What Will You Study?

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  • Observational Drawing
  • Mark making
  • Hand and Machine Embroidery
  • Dysperse Dye
  • Experimental Drawing
  • Repeat pattern Traditional and Digital (Photoshop)
  • Dissolvable fabric
  • Observational drawing / Painting
  • Felt making
  • Textile tensions
  • Garment construction
  • Screen Printing
  • Devore Printing
  • Sublimation Printing

What Next?

Many of our students choose to stay at Cardinal Newman to study a one-year UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, whereas others go straight to university. We have very strong links with universities and recent destinations have included;

  • Manchester Met – Textile Design / Fashion & Marketing
  • UCLAN Fashion design / Fashion Promotion / Textile Design
  • Bath Spa University – Textile Design
  • Falmouth – Interior Design
  • Loughborough University – Textile Design

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Entry Requirements for Textiles A-Level

At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in GCSE Art or a 5 in GCSE Textiles.

Design Technology and Graphic Design students will be subject to an interview with a portfolio of work.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and BTECs)? Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not, there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Fine Art, Business Studies, Media Studies, Digital Photography and English.

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