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Should I do a foundation year for Textile Design?

I am set on doing Textile Design at uni and I have looked at multiple universities offering related courses such as Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent, Norwich of the Arts and Winchester School of Art and some of the unis offer foundation years. I currently do DT Fashion and Textiles at A-Level and did Design Textiles at GCSE but I am uncertain as to whether I should to take a foundation year as I feel that the standard of my work at the moment(portfolio) is not as high as it should be. Any tips would be really helpful!!
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Original post by given-taken
I am set on doing Textile Design at uni and I have looked at multiple universities offering related courses such as Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent, Norwich of the Arts and Winchester School of Art and some of the unis offer foundation years. I currently do DT Fashion and Textiles at A-Level and did Design Textiles at GCSE but I am uncertain as to whether I should to take a foundation year as I feel that the standard of my work at the moment(portfolio) is not as high as it should be. Any tips would be really helpful!!

Foundation years are often for people who did not do the right A Levels/IB subjects and/or did not get the right grades.

If you have the right grades, then you should be fine getting in without the foundation year. If they don't ask for specific subjects in their entry requirements (they shouldn't from what I know about the subject), it's likely they will teach you everything from the ground up i.e. it won't matter if you haven't studied the relevant subjects or not since they will cover everything.
Original post by given-taken
I am set on doing Textile Design at uni and I have looked at multiple universities offering related courses such as Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent, Norwich of the Arts and Winchester School of Art and some of the unis offer foundation years. I currently do DT Fashion and Textiles at A-Level and did Design Textiles at GCSE but I am uncertain as to whether I should to take a foundation year as I feel that the standard of my work at the moment(portfolio) is not as high as it should be. Any tips would be really helpful!!


Have a look at the top of the art and design for the Foundation Art and Design FAQ - degrees with a foundation year aren’t usually a good choice for art and design subjects but FAD courses are a great way to build your skills and portfolio and awareness of the different options available before committing to a degree.

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