Taught course

Jewellery Futures

Middlesex University · School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

To be accepted to study on the MA Design Futures, we normally require a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The best contemporary jewellery combines excellent craftsmanship with strong conceptual and critical thinking. This stimulating new course will expand your approach to jewellery practice and challenge you to consider how collaboration and interdisciplinary projects can shape future ways of working and making.

Why study MA Jewellery Futures at Middlesex
At Middlesex we take a highly practical and critical approach to Jewellery that ensures that you spend the majority of your postgraduate study researching and making. This combination of in-depth analysis and hands-on experience will enable you to draw on a diverse range of expertise and resources while questioning and developing your practice in a contemporary context for a stimulating and successful career.Based in our University's £80 million Art and Design School, our course features state-of-the-art facilities with dedicated studio space for each of our MA students to ensure that we cater for a diverse range of interests and ambitions. With opportunities to collaborate with students from across the School, you'll be part of a supportive and interdisciplinary environment of artists who are shaping the future of creative industries worldwide with their award-winning, innovative work.
This course is flexibly designed to put you at the centre of your learning by using a range of teaching and assessment approaches that take into account your individual interests, abilities and ambitions in jewellery.
Course leaders Helen Carnac and Tim Carson are practising artists who have exhibited internationally, known also for developing thought about new practices. You will be encouraged to look at jewellery practice as more than an isolated solo activity, considering the anthropological, sociological, economic, political and geographic aspects that influence the field. You will explore how jewellery underpins and enables human sociability, engagement and interaction, and how it comes to impact other disciplines.
You will develop your work through individual and interdisciplinary projects, making full use of the many collaboration opportunities available at Middlesex. You will also be supported by some of the best facilities and equipment in the country, with technical tuition on a range of modern and traditional art and design tools.
Course Highlights
  • World-class teaching from some of the UK's leading artists, curators, practitioners who have substantial experience in building successful careers with their artistic talents
  • Innovative facilities that allow you to experiment and develop your individual approach to jewellery using a wide range of contemporary and traditional equipment, spaces and software
  • Exhibition opportunities off-site to create networking opportunities, build industry links and explore new ways of working and creating
  • Direct access to London's art and craft world with valuable industry links to a range of galleries, high-profile creators, libraries and collections to enhance your research and inform your practice
  • Flexible module structure to meet the needs, ambitions and abilities of each student whatever stage you are at in your creative career
  • Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts (LCEA) and Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) on campus

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000 per year full time
International students
£12,000 per year full time

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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