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Textile Design

We are enormously proud to be awarded the highly prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award. We are the only school in Sussex with this level of award and only 74 schools hold this nationally.  

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Experimenting, learning and creating

Textile Design is a popular subject at the College and offers both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to learn and experiment with new skills. The Textile Design department is open during non-teaching time to support all pupils who wish to pursue their interest in this area.


Recent Projects 2023-24

Isaac Lee wins prestigious Royal Opera House prize


Isaac Lee was awarded Joint Winner in the Royal Opera House Costume Design Challenge. The competition, which is aimed at the next generation of aspiring designers and makers, asked entrants to follow a brief for The Magic Flute. Isaac’s costume was designed for The Queen of the Night and was inspired by the Baroque period, with a focus on celebrating the agelessness of Mozart’s masterpiece.

“I explored the timelessness of the opera by placing it in the 16th-century Baroque era,” said Isaac. “The period is reflected in the exaggerated and flamboyant design. I was also inspired to research wider Baroque fashion and references, including those by designer Gianni Versace who used them extensively in his pieces.”

Isaac co-won the Secondary Costume Category, which he hopes will further his ambition to become a fashion designer when he finishes his education. His work was exhibited in the Linbury Foyer at the Royal Opera House.

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Textiles is an integral part of the delivery of the Gold Arts Award.