A2 Textiles

A Level

In London

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    London

  • Duration

    2 Years

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

London
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St Charles Square, W10 6EY

Starts

On request

To take into account

GCSE grade C or above in Art and Design or Textiles. A portfolio of work will be required at interview and enrolment to show the student has a real interest and aptitude for the subject and may be advised as to the most appropriate course for them.

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Subjects

  • Textiles

Course programme


A2 Textiles
Level: AS/A2

Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

Course Content:
Textile design involves the creation, selection and manipulation of textiles across a variety of practices. Contemporary practice is often a hybrid activity which brings together different features of textile disciplines, using combinations of different disciplines freely and often embracing both traditional and contemporary technologies.

The tools used in Textiles cover a large range, encompassing traditional hand crafts and computer-aided technology. These can range from hand embroidery to computerised sewing machines, knitting machines and looms. A wide range of natural and manufactured materials including paper, wire, tissue, gauze, plastics, re-cycled packaging and cloths - silk, wool, cotton, polyester and Hessian is used to address aspects of design in fashion, furnishing and fine art.

In the context of this specification, the disciplines will include constructed textiles, dyed textiles and printed textiles. Students will be required to work in one or more of the disciplines:

Constructed textiles - Students will be expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of:

- The means of recording and developing ideas in one or more of the following dry media - pencil, charcoal, oil pastels, coloured pencil chalk, pastels, collage; and one or more of the following wet media - inks, dyes, acrylic pigments and gouache.
- The appropriate and necessary manipulative skills for development in colour, materials and construction.
- One or more of the following techniques - weaving (tapestry, hand-loom, powered loom, off-loom), knitted structures (hand-knitting, knitting machines, knotting, crochet, innovative manipulation of threads), embroidery (hand and sewing machines), appliqué.

Dyed textiles - Students will be expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of:

- The means of recording and developing ideas in one or more of the following dry media - pencil, charcoal, oil pastels, coloured pencil chalk, pastels, collage; and one or more of the following wet media - inks, dyes, acrylic pigments and gouache.
- The appropriate use and necessary manipulative skills for development in colour, design and materials.
- One or more of the following techniques - batik, silk painting, tie and dye, hand-painting, heat transfer and screen painting

Printed textiles - Students will be expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of:

- The means of recording and developing ideas in one or more of the following dry media - pencil, charcoal, oil pastels, coloured pencil chalk, pastels, collage; and one or more of the following wet media - inks, dyes, acrylic pigments and gouache.
- The appropriate and necessary manipulative skills for development in colour, image and materials.
- One or more of the following techniques: mono-print, transfer-relief, relief-print, wood-cut, lino-cut and silk screen.

Teaching Learning Methods:
The skills developed will be varied. Among them a development of a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology in one or more of the disciplines in art. These include imaginative and creative powers alongside experimental, analytical and documenting skills. A development of specialist vocabulary, the knowledge and understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and contemporary society will be explored through critical studies. For each unit a written text of 1000 -3000 words is required.

Students are allocated 5 one hour sessions within the college timetable and will be expected to do at least 2 extra hours a week in personal study or workshop time. Homework is set weekly and a minimum of five hours a week is expected however, certain assignments may require more time for example visiting an exhibition.

Assessment:
AS

Unit 1 Coursework 30%
Unit 2 Exam 20%

A2

Unit 3 Coursework 30%
Unit 4 Exam 20%

Skills & Commitment:
Students embarking on the AS and A2 textiles course must be extremely motivated, committed and fully prepared to undertake the work necessary, inside and outside of college hours. Students will be expected to produce research, homework and evidence of visits to exhibitions and galleries. It is vital that students attend lessons punctually and regularly, work consistently and meet all set deadlines. Students must be prepared to experiment in a wide variety of areas, to be open minded, questioning, and able to take and give constructive criticism in student group assessments and discussions and above all to be enthusiastic and enjoy their work.

Cost:
It is compulsory to buy an art kit that includes the basic equipment needed for the textile course.

Progression:
Art Foundation course or relevant field of employment in Art and Design/Textiles.

A2 Textiles

Price on request