This course is practically based and explores drawing, painting, working with multimedia and Fine Art Textiles. Students will experiment with various techniques and processes, such as printmaking, embroidery, weaving, felt making, batik, working three-dimensionally, fashion and costume design and fabric manipulation. There will also be elements of photography and working with Creative Software; including Photoshop CS6. You will work to a theme, which you will research, produce drawings and develop ideas into textile pieces. Throughout your projects it is important that you research and take ideas from the work of other artists, craftspeople and designers. You will evaluate and document the process throughout your project. Component 1 (60%) For your chosen Art Textiles specialism in A level Art you will produce three coursework projects. This includes a self set project, with extended written work, you will choose your own area of study for this unit of work. This component will take place over the first and second year of study. Component 2 (40%)You will be given an externally set project with a practical exam of fifteen hours duration for the creation and completion of your final piece of art work. This component will take place in your second year of study.
Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need at least a grade C in GCSE Fine Art or Art Textiles. If you have not studied Art Textiles at GCSE you will be required to produce a portfolio of your work in April of Year Eleven.
Art is a good subject for students who wish to pursue a career in Art and Design. The course will allow students the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and put together a portfolio suitable for application to Foundation Courses in Art and Design and some direct entry Art and Design based degree courses through UCAS.