While many students go on to follow art and design courses in higher education, this course is by no means only for future fashion or textile designers. A Level Textiles is accepted by all universities for almost all courses. It offers a broad and valuable education developing aesthetic awareness and judgement together with creative thinking.
Alternatively you may choose to move directly into employment in one of the careers associated with fashion and textiles such as promotion, advertising, buying or marketing.
Many students make successful applications for higher education places on specialist art and design/textiles courses at art colleges and universities. It is possible to take a wide range of degrees, in subjects as diverse as printed and woven textiles, fashion design, contour fashion design, fashion illustration, interior design, furnishing, fashion marketing and promotion, fashion technology, costume design, and many more! Most students wishing to pursue a degree in fashion and textiles will initially choose a place on a one-year Art Foundation course. Successful Alton College A level Textiles students have the opportunity to stay on to complete an Art Foundation course here.