ART & DESIGN : TEXTILE DESIGN (FASHION & TEXTILES)

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WHY STUDY FASHION & TEXTILES?

This course will enable you to use creative visualisation and drawing to develop design concepts alongside finished samples and products. You’ll develop research and practical skills, giving you a thorough understanding of the fashion process from concept to realisation.

The aims and learning outcomes for these qualifications are to enable learners to develop:

  • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive capabilities

  • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement

  • Independence of mind in developing, refining and communicating their own ideas, their own intentions and their own personal outcomes

  • The experience of working with a broad range of media

COURSE CONTENT

Component 01: Personal investigation 
Learners should produce two elements: (i) a portfolio of practical work showing their personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario or stimulus, devised and provided by the learner or centre (ii) a related study: an extended response of a guided minimum of 1000 words. 
 

Component 02: Externally set task 
The early release paper will be issued on 1 February and will provide learners with a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. 
 

A response should be based on one of these options.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

  • Textile Visionaries by Bradley Quinn

  • World Textiles Atlas: The World Textiles Thesaurus and List of Journals

  • YouTube is great for learning how to do different Textiles techniques

ASSESSMENTS

Non-exam assessments

Component 1: Personal Investigation 

(60%)

 

Exam

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 

15-hour period of sustained focus under examination conditions (40%)

HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTES

Fashion Design / Textiles / Product Design / Interior Design

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Fashion Design / Tailoring / Interior Design / Automotive Design / Soft Furnishing Design / Shoe Design

EXAM BOARD: OCR

COURSE CODE: H604

COURSE TYPE: A Level