Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: AQA
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
A-Level Textiles is an advanced course for young creatives who are impassioned by the subject, to explore imaginative means of practice and the art of visual communication, through conceptual and practical application methods. The course requires you to be compelled by creation. You will study an array of practical skills within both traditional and contemporary disciplines, through a rigorous programme of practical sessions aimed at developing and discovering your own ability as an artist. You will exhibit your creations, participate in technical workshops and critique-based lessons to develop your textiles and appreciate the integration of technical understanding with practice. The orchestrator of your creativity, you will adopt the role of the maker and will create every lesson. You will be exposed to a succession of workshops that nurture and mould your creative practice, establishing progressive yet innovative ways of working.
Why choose this course?
A Level Textiles at Cronton has been remodelled to provide you with a fresh and enriched creative experience. The course provides an opportunity to discover your meaning and understanding of creativity and endeavor. You will participate in practical and technical workshops alongside professional practicing artists, in addition to university lecturers and graduates from the creative sector. You are expected to work autonomously, as well as collaboratively. You will participate in a series of ‘Pop up Exhibitions, experiencing first-hand what it means to be an artist, to prepare you for the indulgence within the advanced world of enriched craft and textiles. It is these very experiences within our Textiles course that we believe sets us apart here at Cronton.
A minimum of 3 x Grade 5’s and 2 x Grade 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language and a Grade 5 in Maths. One of your Grade 5’s must be in an Art related subject. Every student will need to submit an appropriate portfolio at an interview. Plus you must attend a Creative Skills session in college.
What will this course lead on to?
This course can prepare you for a variety of career opportunities linked to this course. At university you can further your study in Textiles, Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Surface Pattern Design, Mixed Media Textiles, Art and Design or Teaching to name but a few. Alternatively, you could progress onto the Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, that will assist in the development and refinement of your portfolio in preparation for university or a career in the creative sector.
What will I learn on this course?
You will learn technical and practical application methods, to craft sculptural or garment related works, through a rigorous process of artistic development. You will learn the art of fabric manipulation, printmaking: surface pattern design, mixed media textiles and fabric construction practices. Further to this, you will study textiles as a medium; as an art form; to approach and visually communicate your textiles practice through a succession of outcomes, that reflect you as an artist. Prior understanding of a creative practice is required, as it will aid you in embracing a new perspective, changing how you yourself view textiles as a specialist A-Level subject.
You will have opportunities to participate in workshops with professional artists, in addition to regular visits to galleries aimed at developing your awareness of both the traditional and contemporary art world. Recent trips have included Berlin, London and The Knit & Stitch Show.
How will I be assessed?
- Component 1: Personal Investigation (Practical Coursework 60%)
- Component 2: Externally Set Assignment (Timed Exam 40%)
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will be provided with a detailed textiles kit list upon your arrival to enrolment. It is recommended that students purchase standard art materials, in addition to a basic sewing kit for the course.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes