BA (Honours) Jewellery and Silversmithing
BIAD Site: Vittoria Street
Course Duration: Full-time 3 years
UCAS Code: Route A, WW27/Route B, EW27
A good portfolio, plus one of the following:
- 240 tariff points
- BTEC National Diploma with an overall grade of MMP
- Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) with merit or distinction in the final stage.
- International Baccalaureate with 28 points.
- Equivalent qualification(s) or experience.
Introduction to the Course
This course encourages the pursuit of innovation. Studies are intended to stretch and challenge your perception of the subject area, enabling you to develop practical skills alongside intellectual engagement. A questioning attitude to perceptions, concepts and outcomes is encouraged.
Your Learning Experience
The course has grown and developed to be one of the most highly respected in the country. One of its strengths is its diverse approach to the subject – there is no ‘house style’. Your individuality is encouraged through the development of your own personal philosophy and direction.
The structure of projects throughout the programme encourages the development of practical making skills alongside creative thinking. The use of traditional skills and processes with precious metals is balanced with the exploration of other materials such as non-precious metals, plastics and fibres. This approach allows fine jewellery making to co-exist harmoniously alongside objects; either functional or conceptual; accessories; fashion and catwalk jewellery.
External projects, competitions, and links with other subject areas in BIAD, are embedded within the programme and inform your learning experience.
Graduates progress to Masters and Research courses; postgraduate courses are essential for those pursuing a teaching career. Other career opportunities exist within the creative industries including artist-jeweller and designer-maker. Recent graduates are gaining international recognition in these areas through exhibitions and awards.