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BA (Hons)Jewellery and Objects

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The Jewellery Design and Related Products course is one of the most respected in the country. Based in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving Jewellery Quarter, you’ll benefit from unrivalled expertise and facilities. That’s why our jewellery graduates have gained international recognition and undertaken commissions or exhibited work at Royal Mint, V&A, Goldsmith Hall, Saatchi Gallery, Sieraad, Inhorgenta Talente and Galerie Marzee.

You’ll create innovative designs to a high standard of professionalism and have the chance to enter competitions and awards. Outstanding industry connections provide valuable opportunities for live projects. You will also have opportunities to undertake design work experience with the likes of Topshop, Tatty Devine and Kath Libert.

Programme structure

This is a three-year full-time design-based course exploring contemporary practice in the field of Jewellery and Object making. It gives you the opportunity to be creative and experimental within the design process, enabling you to design and make highly innovative, contemporary and thought-provoking work.

Primarily, you will learn through a practical hands-on learning experience called experiential learning. This means you will be learning by doing, and designing your work and collections via making. A great emphasis is placed on experimenting with a variety of materials, processes and techniques, which enables you to actively engage with and solve three-dimensional problems.

A questioning attitude to the discipline concepts and outcomes is encouraged. Being open-minded will help you to embrace the philosophy and aims of this course, as studies are intended to stretch and challenge your perception of the subject area, enabling you to develop practical skills alongside intellectual engagement.

You also develop two-dimensional design skills to enable you to clearly think through your ideas and to communicate these to a wider audience. This practical approach to studying 3D design is strongly underpinned by theory and research into the field and its related disciplines.

A variety of learning and teaching methods are employed on this course, such as workshop activities, demonstration and practice, lectures, seminars, critiques, team work, presentations, module briefings, tutorials with staff and artist in residence, online learning, self-directed study, study visits, and one-day projects.

The course is assessed on 100 per cent coursework. We feel this best mirrors the way you’d work in the real world and so better prepares you for a career in the design industry.

Emphasis is placed on self-discovery. For that reason, self-directed study plays a significant role and a motivating attitude and enquiring mind is necessary to be successful.

During your first year, you’ll be introduced to techniques and ways of working as well as materials exploration and experimentation.

Contextual study modules will encourage a wider discussion and awareness of the field and allow you to develop a further understanding of the discipline.

The second year explores further awareness of the breadth of the discipline, experimentation and risk taking, with introduction into more specialist pathways and optional modules, as well as exploring employability and collaborative practice.

In the third year, you’ll develop your own personal brief to guide your decisions, the area you wish to pursue, and the materials and process you wish to investigate.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of the Jewellery Design and Related Products course exist within the creative industries including artist-jeweller and designer-maker.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States