Jewellery and Objects - BA (Hons)

Jewellery and Objects - BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
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Application fee: £27
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £12,800
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

This practical degree is an internationally-respected jewellery design course. It gives you the freedom to develop your own creativity by encouraging you to experiment with a variety of ideas, materials, processes and techniques. You’ll be supported and encouraged to create innovative designs to a high standard of professionalism, and have the chance to enter competitions and awards. In your first year of study, the focus is on developing traditional processes followed by experimental materials investigation, allowing you to enter the second year with a range of skills and the confidence to explore various optional topics, live and collaborative projects. Past student Ruth Hallows was chosen to produce an exclusive jewellery collection, to be sold in Argos nationwide and online. She gained the opportunity to work alongside Argos' jewellery buying team and manufacturer Optima, spending time learning the process of how her collection would be developed from design through to production. Past students have also undertaken work experience with the likes of Topshop, Tatty Devine and Kath Libert. You can be guided by your own inspiration. While studying, you will have the opportunity to host a number of jewellery exhibitions, which gives you the opportunity to exhibit and sell your pieces to the public. You and your peers final collections span the breadth of the discipline of contemporary jewellery and objects, often relating to broader art and design disciplines such as fashion, accessories, theatre, product design and fine art. The School of Jewellery is internationally renowned, in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. The historical facade of Vittoria Street building conceals a contemporary environment including workshops, a specialist library, the Vittoria Gallery and exhibition space.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • IELTS
IELTS Speakers require IELTS 6.0.

Career opportunities

Upon completing this programme, you will have gained an understanding of a range of materials, their properties and the processes used to create jewellery and objects. Your appreciation of the breadth of the discipline will permit innovative creative practice beyond the boundaries of jewellery and objects. Graduates demonstrate critical thinking skills, and are confident and able to challenge concepts and make judgements in order to enable personal directions to be followed, as well as bring new opportunities to companies and industry practice. Using a range of techniques to communicate and realise design ideas, you will develop a professional level of promotion and articulation suitable for a range of situations. Self-directed study and applied project management skills throughout your studies allows you to utilise time efficiently in your graduate activities and professional roles.

Campus location

Birmingham , United Kingdom