Textiles design

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Why study textiles design?

If you enjoy designing and making products with textiles, then this is the course for you! Students build upon their knowledge through product analysis and ‘design and make’ assignments.

Students undertake one major coursework piece, which requires students to develop their capabilities and skills within this area when researching, developing ideas, planning, producing and evaluating their final product. The course covers how products are made in industry, and gives students an understanding of product construction. Students are encouraged to be creative and innovative and learn all aspects of textiles technology including techniques such as Batik, silk painting, dyeing, applique, machine and hand embroidery, CAD (computer aided design)/ CAM and many others.

What will I learn?

The subject content has been split into three sections as follows:

  • core technical principles
  • specialist technical principles
  • designing and making principles

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination
  • Controlled assessment task

Future pathways and careers

  • Clothing/textile technologist
  • Colour technologist
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Textile designer
  • Costume designer

Examination board


For more information on textiles design, contact Mrs Carefoot via email: vcarefoot@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk

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