Textiles & Fashion Design is an ideal A-Level choice if you are interested in fashion design or considering studying textiles, fashion, interiors or costume at university.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of constructed textiles, dyed textiles and printed textiles – ultimately creating and constructing a successful outcome design.
You will also have opportunities to get involved in fashion shows and exhibitions.
- Average point score* of 4.5 or above, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths
- If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa
- Grade C/4 or above in an Art & Design or Creative Media GCSE subject preferred.
Students who have not taken a GCSE in an Art & Design or Creative Media subject may present a portfolio of work to demonstrate passion, commitment and ability at an acceptable level.
What will I study?
You will be given practical project briefs, which you will complete on location and in the Textile Studio as well as participate in regular technique workshops. Your coursework in year two will be an individual creative project that promotes personal interpretation and the development of your own individual style. You will be assessed throughout the two years with an externally set practical exam.
Why should I choose USP College?
You’ll be able to attend regular gallery and exhibition visits; including trips to places like:
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- The Barbican
- Somerset House
- As well as a residential trip to a European city in Year Two.
What could I do next?
Textiles & Fashion Design is an ideal A-Level choice if you are interested in fashion design or considering studying textiles, fashion, interiors or costume at university. You could also take the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at USP College once you finish your A-Levels.
One of our former students has recently graduated from the Wimbledon College of Arts, part of University of the Arts London and one of the capital’s leading specialist art colleges. Whilst at the college she designed and created a bespoke evening gown for the
Mayor of Castle Point.