Course Summary:

Textiles will focus on the development of design and craft skills. You will work with a range of materials and techniques and have the opportunity to explore decorative surfaces and wearable design. The course is for those who want to learn how to work through a process of research, design and making which will result in individual and originalpieces of work. Whilst you study, you will examine a variety of artist and designer work to inspire your own pieces. Using these methods you will build up a portfolio of practical work that is exciting, inventive and individual.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Huddersfield- Fashion Design
  • Sheffield Hallam University- Fashion Design
  • The University of Westminster- Fashion Buying Management
  • Manchester Metropolitan University- Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Career destinations:

Textiles is a useful course for HE courses and careers in all areas of Art, Design and Crafts, such as Fashion and Textiles, Fashion Design, Costume Design, Fashion Stylist, Embroidery Operator, Milliner and Wallpaper Design. You will also develop a range of transferable skills, including creative skills and the ability to respond to a concept or idea.

Entry Requirements:

Students need a 4 or above in Art & Design GCSE or a merit at BTEC. Portfolios of work will be considered for applicants with no art background.

Student Case Studies:

Dominic Oakes

Dominic Oakes

“I decided to choose Textiles as one of my Art A Level options because I’m passionate about fashion and being on this course is perfect because of the freedom you’re given to design just about anything. I like the friendly atmosphere here and the tutors – who go out of their way to help with coursework. I came here because of the College’s reputation and would definitely recommend it – the OSFC experience is too good to miss!”

Dominic is planning to go on to university to study Fashion Design when he leaves College and eventually start his own fashion label.