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Textile Design

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What’s it all about?

The Textile Design Art A-level option offers students the opportunity to explore a range of areas of study, such as fashion textiles, costume design, domestic textiles, installed textiles and digital textiles. Students learn practical techniques, such as printing, weaving, surface design and manipulation to develop their understanding of the visual world.

Rookwood School's sixth form students chat on a bench outside in the school's garden in Andover, Hampshire.

What skills will I need to be successful?

Textile designers need to demonstrate an awareness of shape, line, scale, colour and texture as well as the purpose of an image or artefact. They will show creative thinking and problem solving to meet the demands of a brief and an understanding of history and tradition around textile design.

Where can it take me in the future?

The range of courses and work opportunities involving textile design is vast and includes: Colour trender or stylist, Costume designer, Fashion designer, Fashion journalist, Interior designer, Museum/gallery conservator, Retail buyer, Theatre designer. Students may take a foundation course exploring all forms of Art and Textiles before taking a degree in an Arts based subject.