Journal Unit – coursework – 60% of marks
Externally Set Assignment – 40% of marks
An extended unit of practical work, based either on a subject initiated by the student, or inspired by a list of starting points provided by the department. Students will produce a portfolio of visual drawing, textile samples and design ideas, culminating in a creative outcome inspired by a range of contemporary artists and designers. The work is supported by a written and illustrated ‘journal’
analysing the techniques and methods of appropriate artists and designers, discussing the impact and influence of their work on the students own.
Externally set assignments
Students select from a number of themes given by the exam board; to research and develop creative textiles, while demonstrating a visual journey from the starting point. A practical examination period at the end of this component will involve the making of a final outcome.