|Course Title||AS/A Level Textile Design|
This course provides you with the opportunity to explore a wide range of design processes including: dyeing, printing, embroidery, surface pattern and constructed textiles. Enjoy learning in a creative and supportive environment from tutors with industry knowledge and experience. You will also have the opportunity to visit galleries.
Successful completion of this course can lead to a Foundation course in Art and Design or a degree level course. Carrer opportunities also include Textile Designer, Fine Artist, Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Art Director, Fashion Journalist and Teacher.
The minimum entry requirements for access to an A Level Study Programme will be two subjects at grade B (or grade 5) and four subjects at grade C (or grade 4). These will include a grade A*-C (9-4) in Art or a Design subject or a portfolio of your own work for discretionary approval and English at grade 9-4 (A*-C). A minimum of 9 grade points are required from maths and English combined. Students who have not previously had the opportunity to study an Art and Design subject can be assessed for entry at the interview stage through the presentation of examples of their own artwork for negotiation, which must include evidence of the ability to draw from direct observation.
The A Level Study Programme is for usually two years and starts in September of each year.
You will complete two coursework Components in each year. ‘Component 1’ runs from September to January and is worth 60% of your final mark. ‘Component 2’ runs from February to May and is worth 40% of your final mark. The Components are very practical in nature and are wholly coursework based, although for Component 2, you will complete your final visual developments and outcomes under exam conditions for 10 hours (AS Level – Year 1) and 15 hours (A Level – Year 2). Coursework is assessed by staff at regular intervals throughout the year and the final submissions are externally moderated by the exam board.
You will develop a range of transferable skills including IT skills, communication and numeracy. Technical skills will be developed through your coursework, alongside research skills and the ability to evaluate and discuss your work. Wider skills such as time-management, independent study, organisation and working to deadlines are an integral part of the course.
Work experience is an essential element of your study programme and you will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement. This will allow you to gain first hand exposure to the sector you wish to work in, start to develop key employability skills and most importantly confirm your career goals.
Your Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. When appropriate, guest speakers are invited and trips to Art galleries are organised. Local photography trips are also organised for gathering images for your projects. Higher Education conventions are also recommended for you to attend.
Bury College is proud to celebrate the success of its students and the Art department did just that at the 2017 Bury College Art exhibition.