Taught course


University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. Your portfolio should contain:

  • sketchbook work demonstrating personal ideas, design research and observed drawing
  • photographs of three dimensional models, ideas prototypes and test pieces in a range of materials
  • well-photographed examples of completed personal studio work, clearly captioned with titles, dates, dimensions in millimetres, and materials the work was made from (if the work was made from your design by another person or company, this should be clearly stated)
  • evidence of a critical and reflective awareness of contemporary work in jewellery and silversmithing and wider disciplines.

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application on the basis of your portfolio and/or relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

You’ll have the opportunity to create and present a significant body of work and will graduate with the confidence to establish yourself in our field as an independent maker or designer.

This highly practical programme will see you exploring and developing your creativity through a variety of approaches, from the traditional practices of the goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ trade to the contemporary influences of art, craft, design, technology and science.

You’ll work in a vibrant, well-equipped environment, with bench spaces and access to machine and CAD workshops and studios. You’ll also have access to the range of facilities across the University to explore your art in an interdisciplinary environment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086