Textiles

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Textile design is a versatile discipline that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials and processes in order to produce fabrics for different end uses. Textile designers are expected to work in a multi-disciplinary way to create ideas, concepts, materials and techniques for different applications; for example fashion clothing, innovative
clothing for theatre or surfaces for interiors.

 

Curriculum

During the two-year course students will complete two “Personal Investigation” projects that incorporates major elements: supporting studies, portfolio sheets and final outcomes (products/garments). Supporting studies and practical work is evidenced
as a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points.
Disciplines will include sewing, garment construction, fabric manipulation, fabric dyeing, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and alternative media. Students will be required to work in one or more of the disciplines. These elements should be seen as integrally connected. These projects are designed to develop students’ knowledge of the formal elements of Textiles and help them to improve their understanding of the relationship between skills, developing ideas and art and design practice.
The ‘Personal Study’ will also be evidenced through the completion of written communication showing contextual research and understanding in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images. Students are required to spend time outside their lessons in the textile studios and at home completing tasks set during their lessons.
 

Assessment

Throughout the course students will attend regular tutorials with specialist teachers. Students will receive  personalised feedback encouraging the successful development of their portfolio of work. All work is internally assessed and moderated  against criteria detailed in the 4 Assessment objectives, as specified in the course specification. The “Personal Investigation” project equates to 60% of total qualification. At the end of the two-year course students will have an ‘Externally Set Assignment’ (ESA), which is worth 40% of the total qualification. The ESA incorporates two major elements: preparatory
studies and the 15–hour period of sustained focus. Preparatory studies will comprise a portfolio of practical and written development work based on the ESA. During the period of sustained focus, students will produce final outcome(s) extending from their preparatory studies in response to the ESA.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr N Taylor: ntaylor4.312@lgflmail.org (HOF)
Miss B Brock: bbrock5.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)