Throughout the course of this two year programme in Textile Design and Fine Art Practice, students are instructed in detailed knowledge and understanding of design and practice in both textile design and in the fine arts. Creative art practices are developed in a range of contexts. Students apply appropriate analysis to briefs and develop an in-depth knowledge of design processes and techniques. These are developed across a range of methodologies within the practices of fine arts, textile design and applied arts. Research, critical and evaluative skills will also be refined through the selection and refinement processes developed through self-directed and collaborative projects investigating contemporary issues in textile design and fine art practice.
This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:
What will you study?
Contextual Studies R/615/3513
Individual Project (Pearson-set) Y/615/3514
Techniques & Processes D/615/3515
Professional Practice J/615/3542
Applied Practice - Collaborative Project (Pearson) R/615/3544
Advanced Digital Design Studies L/615/3591
Media Practices L/615/3526
Material Practices R/615/3527
- Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.
- Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.
Progression to CAO Courses
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.