Taught course

Design: Jewellery

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
Qualifications
MAMFA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA/MFA Design: Jewellery asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery’s function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse.

The wearable object, perhaps more than any other, has manifold relationships with people. Jewellery’s rich history and cultural traditions are loaded with social significance and visual language. This course calls students to question the ways in which, jewellery communicates, and the role the wearable plays in contemporary society.

Exploration of both hands-on and digital innovation is encouraged in the development of design, making and communication practices. There is access to an extensive range of material and CAD/CAM workshop facilities and opportunities to experience a diverse range of creative cultures, including related design and craft disciplines such as Graphic and Fashion Design.

We have an interdisciplinary approach to designing and making with regular support and contact from specialist staff. Collaboration with peers and engagement with external partners will be encouraged and supported.

The MA Design: Jewellery is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

(Unit titles subject to validation)

Unit 1: Practice 1 - Design Intention

Unit 2: *Choice of one option from the following-

    • Contested Territories
    • Digital Futures
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Images and Archives
    • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
    • Negotiated Study
    • Object and Context
    • The Museum and The City
    • Writing Research and Funding Proposals
  • *Subject to change

Unit 3: Practice 2 - Design Proposition

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project

If you choose to progress to MFA Design:Jewellery award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This route is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/
International students
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For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MFA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

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Course Info
Email
course.info@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969