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Jewellery Arts and Technology HND

(SCQF level 8)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course will teach you a comprehensive range of skills with a design-led focus. You will study specialist practical techniques which can be found in the 'What you Study' section, below.

We focus on marrying new technology with traditional techniques – pushing boundaries of material exploration, and developing skills in emerging technologies with access to Laser cutting and 3D Printing. Using a wide range of materials, processes and concepts you will develop innovative design skills. You will undertake projects using blended learning in our state of the art workshops, within a friendly and flexible department.

We work closely with industry partners to deliver live projects and briefs and compete successfully in National competitions. You will finish the course with the skills to start your own business, work in industry as a maker/designer or go on to further study. Award-winning and leading the way in ethical practices and sustainability in industry, this course will enable you to leave a responsible maker and contribute to the Circular Economy.

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This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Higher Art and Design at Grade C or above AND National 5 English at Grade C or above; OR
  • NC/NQ in an Art and Design subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.
  • You'll be asked to provide examples of your art and design work.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study subjects including:

  • Wax Carving and Casting.
  • Experimental Techniques including Enamelling.
  • CAD 3D Modelling and Prototyping.
  • Advanced Stone Setting.
  • Alternative Materials.
  • Setting up in Business Skills.
  • Design Skills.

After the course


You can set up as self-employed or gain employment in the creative industries, by utilising the range of skills you'll learn throughout the course.

Continuing Study

  • BA (Hons) Design Degree City of Glasgow College.
  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing Edinburgh School of Art.
  • BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design Glasgow School of Art.
  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
  • BDES (Hons) Jewellery and Metal Design Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee.


Assessment methods

Units are project based and you'll be assessed through learning outcomes on a continuous assessment basis.

Additional Information

Dress code

Dress code is relaxed, but suitable for a workshop environment.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome