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Art & Design (Textiles) (Level 5 Higher National Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Art & Design

Course Overview

This is an exciting and intensive 2-year course offering the opportunity to experience a wide range of textile practices and design skills through exploration and experimentation. The 1st year of the course encourages you to explore a variety of textile processes, including printed and embroidered textiles, weave, and mixed media. In 2nd year students move towards specialised work to refine ideas in design development and textile processes producing more resolved outcomes. Students work on a range of contemporary project briefs, resulting in innovative outcomes. You will participate in public exhibitions at NWRC and beyond. The course provides a framework to support you to develop specialist in-depth knowledge and skills. This course will encourage practical and intellectual skills in a stimulating and supportive environment. and throughout the 2 years you will explore Textile Art and Design with elements of Fashion. On completion, you can progress onto a relevant degree programme at university or you can also seek employment in the creative industries.
  • Start Date
    9 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
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    Type
    Start Date
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  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Art & Design (Textiles)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees:
    £2,500 per annum (subject to change)

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Surface Design
  • Advanced Art Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Accessories
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
  • Advanced Textile Studies
  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Fashion & Textiles Practices
  • Material Selection & Specification
  • optional modules can change depending upon curriculum needs
  • Yr1 you study 6 core units, Yr2 you study 3 core units
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS points at A-Level (must include Art or Art related subject) together with 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art, Maths and English (Level 2 Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy will also be accepted); OR Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3 Art and Design Foundation Diploma or equivalent Level 3 qualification A portfolio of work demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for this course must be presented at interview. Minimum age for entry is normally 18, which may be waived in exceptional cases.

ROI Requirements

32 UCAS points to include Art at Higher Level and 4 OLC’s (Grade O4 or above) to include Art, Maths and English (Level 2 Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy will also be accepted); OR Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3 Art and Design Foundation Diploma or equivalent Level 3 qualification    A portfolio of work demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for this course must be presented at interview.     Minimum age for entry is normally 18, which may be waived in exceptional cases.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required

Work Placement

Students do not attend work placement

What's Next?

Further Study

On completion, you can progress onto a relevant degree programme at university with exemptions from Year 1 and Year 2 in some cases. (This is at the discretion of the university) Having developed a strong skill base, you can also seek employment in the creative industries.

Career Prospects

Textile designer, Print designer, Textile technician, Small business enterprise, Retail buyer, Visual merchandiser, Creative industries, Teaching.

Enquiry

  • Image of Katie Curry
    The variety of subjects and the freedom to explore various themes and projects have helped me find my love for contemporary 3D work and sculpture. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about studying Art & Design. School can’t give you the hands-on experience this course does. It has prepared me for University and helped me achieve my dream of going to Glasgow School of Art!
    Katie Curry
  • Image of Tipsudar Cochrane
    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane
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