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Jewellery NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Faculty of Creative Industries

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This Jewellery Design course will teach you a comprehensive range of skills in Jewellery Design and Manufacture, with a design-led focus. You will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas and will be taught how to translate these ideas into finished, 3D pieces of jewellery. The course will cover basic areas such as metal forming, piercing, soldering, stone setting, Design, and CAD.  By the end of the course, you will have produced a substantial body of work

Your course will be delivered by qualified lecturers, all with a Degree in Jewellery/Silversmithing, TQFE Certified and have related industry experience and various specialised skill sets.

You'll learn to design and manufacture pieces with various precious and non-precious metals (please see the 'Materials' section, below, to find out more). 

The course is project based with units usually being integrated. You'll study specialist practical techniques which can be found in the 'What you Study' section, below. 

To reflect the constant changes within the industry, we work closely with a range of industry partners and update course content to ensure you receive relevant skills and qualifications.

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This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

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 to 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.

What you study

The course will cover basic areas such as metal forming, piercing, soldering, stone setting, Design, and CAD.  

Alongside drawing and design, there are also opportunities to enter competitions and work on live project.

After the course

Careers

After the NC you can apply to progress onto the two year HND. Alternatively, options are open to progress onto employment in the Industry or setting up in Self Employment.

Teaching

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

Materials

You will be working in a well-equipped workshop, with your own individual bench space and access to all the necessary tools and machinery. A small amount of Copper and Brass will be provided for you to work with. The practical element of the course covers a wide range of materials including; Silver, copper, brass, aluminium, wood, ceramic, resin, precious and non-precious stones.

Dress code

Dress code is relaxed but suitable for a workshop environment.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome