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Design and Textiles

The arts have expanded!!!

 

Design and Textiles is a fun new subject available for AS and A-level. It is an exciting and creative option after IG, specially if there is an interest in fashion and a career in design.

The Design and Textiles syllabus covers the scientific, creative and artistic aspects of design and textiles, with plenty of opportunities for learners to apply what they have learnt by demonstrating their investigative, creative, and practical skills. Through the study of fibres and fabrics, learners find out about basic design, contemporary fashion, clothing manufacture and the use of commercial patterns to make a variety of garments.

Learners go on to explore textile applications and technology, looking at issues such as fitness for purpose, creative techniques, the application of colour, and environmental impact. They also study the making and finishing of textile products, the care of clothing, and the use and care of a sewing machine.

This subject coupled with Art or Design and Technology can open a multitude of doors in the world of design. Opening up opportunities in fashion (designing to styling and a host of other jobs in the fashion industry), interior design, textile engineering and many others. The subject does require your own sewing machine and equipment but an adjustable dress form is provided. We are excited to see what our budding young designers will create and we welcome all young designers looking for a comprehensive head start in fashion design to join us.

Claudia Mushaka

Art Teacher

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