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BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery

Unique to Cornwall, this course is perfect for those looking to extend and develop personal practice within Jewellery or silversmithing. Modules of the course give students the opportunity to explore their own interests both technical and aesthetic enabling them to foster their own personal practice.

Why choose this course?

This one year programme is equivalent to the final year of a degree course. Students should have already completed a Foundation Degree or HND in a relevant subject. The further development of design skills and contextual research in a contemporary craft field will confidently facilitate entering the professional workplace as a silversmith of jewellery designer craftsperson. Students will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work in several professional settings throughout the course to prepare them for a career within the industry.

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Start date: 19/09/2022

Course code
HESILVB22T
Level
Level 6
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree
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small classes

excellent tutor support

Practical work

Traditional craftmanship

There will be the opportunity to develop traditional craftsmanship in areas such as raising, planishing, box making, making settings and findings, setting stones as well as researching new technologies

Creative assignments

Through problem-solving assignments you will be expected to take an energetic and creative approach to a range of craft skills, materials and technologies, developing a high level of professional competence.

First hand experience

You will be encouraged to take on commissions and jewellery repairs to gain first-hand experience of working with real clients. The course is designed to develop the technical and design skills suitable for the student to enter the professional working environment.

What will i learn?

Modules you could study:

  • Competition
  • Major Research Project
  • Major Final Project
  • Critical and Contextual Dissertation

Methods of Study:
Research, workshop practice, studio practice, presentations and work-related visits. You will be assessed through a
portfolio, design sketchbook, practical journal, presentations and dissertation.

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Where will it take me?

Your work will be exhibited in professional situations and exhibitions, we expect you to involve yourself in promotional opportunities, preparing work for public exhibition – which includes pricing – and having the ability to discuss your work with the
public.

On completion of the BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, students can enter the craft industry or arts administration. Students could also progress to postgraduate study including teacher training.

Graduates have been known to go on to be:

  • Professional Silversmithing Craftworker
  • Jewellery Designer-maker
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Gallery Director
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Assesment Arrangements

Research, workshop practice, studio practice, presentations and work-related visits. You will be assessed through a portfolio, design sketchbook, practical journal, presentations and dissertation.

Entry Requirements

If you have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HND in Jewellery, silversmithing of a related course, you may be able to progress onto this stage.

Additional information

Awarding Body:
University of Plymouth

Duration:
One year full time, part-time route available

How to Apply:
UCAS Course Code: W724

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