Taught course


Plymouth College of Art · Plymouth College of Art

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Entry requirements

BA 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Jewellery programme encourages the development of an individual and distinctive jewellery practice through engagement with contemporary approaches to materials, body and form.

Pursuing exploration through playful investigation of a diverse range of material expressions, you will be encouraged to challenge preconceptions about materials and status within the world of jewellery and fashion.

We will encourage you to consider what it means to be a designer and craftsperson in the 21st century, in which sustainability, material life cycles, added value and approaches to marketing and selling are key issues.

The programme is uniquely placed to offer a rich crossdisciplinary practice; you will have access to our spacious and well-equipped metal and jewellery studios, as well as ceramics, glass and resistant materials workshops, and our superbly equipped Fab Lab.

You will be encouraged to explore your current position in relation to design, materials and making, through a broad range of craft practice, and contextual and critical frameworks. The emphasis on experimentation with materials and contemporary approaches to the body and form will lead you to seek new outcomes, through critical engagement and consideration of the needs of the 21st century.

onceptual investigation and critical thinking inform the practice-based approach of this programme; reflective practice will enable you to integrate conceptual and material thinking. This programme is devised to assist you in developing and refining a new approach within the practice of contemporary jewellery making.

Through research and making, a critical framework will be developed that will enable you to address complex ideas, new thinking and commercial demands regarding the function, value and status of jewellery in today’s society, and in its relationship to the body.

There will be the opportunity to investigate the relevance of different markets, from the commercial to the conceptual and the performative.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 203434