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Art and Design: Introduction to Jewellery NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Design, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2023, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    The Introduction to Jewellery course will teach you a range of skills in jewellery design. You will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas and will be taught how to translate these ideas into finished, 3D pieces of work. The course will cover basic areas such as developmental drawing, body adornment, using non-precious materials and design work. There is a strong ethos of ethical making and sustainability, which will be embedded into your learning. The body of work produced at the end of the course should give you a good range for your portfolio to apply for either HND Jewellery or HNC Applied Arts.

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    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • National 5 Art and Design and National 5 English at Grade C or above; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience. 

    Additional selection requirements

    • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area or we'll make an offer based on your application form.
    • 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

    Alongside drawing and design work the course will cover basic areas such as a variety of metal forming techniques, surface decoration techniques, non-precious materials and design communicated through samples and sketchbook work.  

    There are also opportunities to enter competitions and work on live projects.

    After the course


    Options are open to progress onto employment in the industry or setting up in self-employment.

    Continuing Study

    After the NQ you can apply to progress onto the two year HND Jewellery Arts and Technology or the HNC Applied Arts.


    How the course is taught

    The course is project-based with units usually being integrated. You'll study specialist practical techniques.

    Assessment methods

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

    Additional Information


    You will be working in a state-of-the-art workshop, with your own individual space and access to all the necessary tools and equipment. The practical element of the course covers a wide range of materials including, copper, brass, wood, ceramic, precious and non-precious materials.

    Dress code

    Dress code is relaxed but suitable for a workshop environment.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      28th Aug 2023, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome