Design & Technology: Fashion and Textiles A-Level
Examination Board: AQA
Whatever your relationship with fashion and textiles, this exciting and challenging course will inspire and develop individual creativity, and encourage appreciation of the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.
The main requirement of this course is a passion for textiles, design and the world of ‘formal, functional and frivolous fashion’. This subject gives you the opportunity to enhance life skills through problem-solving, logical thinking, communication and time management. It is a doorway into many future professions such as fashion design, fashion merchandising, fashion marketing, PR and journalism or as a fashion writer, buyer, stylist or technologist. Furthermore, the rapidly developing field of ‘new’ technologies offers an exciting opportunity for those who enjoy integrating science, maths and business into the future of fashion. Through experimental activities, you will enhance your technical skills and understanding of textile materials and components to create innovative mock-ups and prototypes. Sketchbooks, presentation boards, portfolio and practical outcomes will provide evidence for foundation studies and university applications.
Whilst it would be advantageous to have studied Design and Technology at GCSE, it is not a prerequisite for this course, however, you will need a passion for the creative industries and an experimental mind set.
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