Taught course

Jewellery and Related Products - GradDip

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Jewellery
Qualifications
GradDip

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate honours degree, first or upper second, in an Art and Design related subject with portfolio.

Candidates may be admitted without an Art/Design degree via APEL/APL subject to agreement of Academic Registrar, for example if they have a high level of educational, industrial or professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique one-year Graduate Diploma is a two-semester pre-Masters course in jewellery and related products. The course gives you the opportunity to develop your portfolio, specifically in the field of contemporary jewellery, to better enable progression onto MA or other higher-level study.

The Graduate Diploma will encourage creative jewellery and related product studio practice that develops confidence in self-directed study and independent learning skills. You’ll acquire the professional and academic development needed for progression onto MA and into industry.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of industry through visits to industry, locally and nationally. You will develop your understanding of historical and theoretical underpinnings of contemporary jewellery with regular lecture and seminar sessions.
The course requires a significant amount of technical and studio based teaching to help you gain an understanding of materials and processes. You will gain hands-on experience of technical processes through the demonstrations and use of machinery available within the school.
The course will help you develop modelling and prototypes skills and design thinking, as well as communication skills through presenting your work and ideas to your peers and tutors. Participating in critical feedback sessions and recording reflections of your progress and development is core to this course and will help prepare you for future desired progression.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,900 per year
International students
£17,500 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595