Fashion and Textiles A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Studying this subject within the nationally recognised and award winning Fashion Department, you can expect to produce work to a high standard supported by excellent lecturers, with opportunities to showcase that work in exhibitions and the annual Fashion Show. All aspects of garment construction, textile design and craft techniques are explored, to enable creative outcomes that are sure to challenge all future designers.

Components of the course may include:

  • Fashion design
  • Printmaking
  • Surface pattern
  • Drawing
  • Knitting
  • Weaving
  • Felt making
  • Dyeing
  • Hand and machine stitching
  • Pattern cutting
  • Garment construction

There are often live briefs and projects that will see you working in the community outside College. There is a strong link to the Fashion Academy and employers beyond the College.

Assessment Methods

Your work is assessed by a range of methods including projects, assignments, case studies, coursework, essays, and presentations throughout the two years. A final exhibition is assessed by an external examiner.

Course Summary

Course Title Fashion and Textiles A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range, including
Maths and English. A sample of
your creative work will need to be seen at interview.

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

Callum Sherwood

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