A Level Textiles

A Level Textiles is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore the nature and purpose of all textile processes. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Studying Textiles will allow you to explore the nature and purpose of all textile processes and discover how ideas develop from initial ideas to finished products. You will work on themes that explore texture, colour, pattern, line and form, through experimentation with materials. You will also have the opportunity to explore areas of fashion including design, illustration, garment construction and creative embellishment.

    You will have the chance to work in our purpose-built studios where all aspects of textiles and fashion are highly encouraged. This is further enhanced by visits from practicing textile designers, who run workshops in order to introduce our students to new and exciting textile techniques and skills, exploring other artists’ work, which will be used in coursework to inspire ideas.

    For the last five years Textile students have gained 100% pass rates, a positive testament to the outstanding level of teaching and learning.

    The textile year culminates in the end of year public exhibition which displays an amazing array of students’ work produced over the whole of the course, and is something that all our staff and students look forward to.

    After completing the course you will be able to progress to university to an Art-related degree course or within Runshaw to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design  – for more information visit us at  https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/course/foundation-diploma-art-design-2/.

    What will I study?

    Some of the subjects you will study are:

    • appliqué and reverse appliqué
    • garment design and construction
    • fashion design and illustration
    • creating and developing surface pattern ideas
    • creative machine and hand-stitch embroidery
    • felt-making and manipulation
    • 3D fabric manipulation

  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?
    • 60% an internally assessed unit
    • 40% an externally set examination paper
  • Progression Pathway

    An A Level in Textile Design could be the start of a career in fashion design, textile design, surface pattern and even fashion buying and merchandising.

    You will be able to progress to university to an Art-related degree course through the pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. This could lead to either an art and design-related career or teaching.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.