Jewellery Design BA

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Jewellery Design BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      16 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,930

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA degree in Jewellery Design from the University of the Arts London at once celebrates originality, innovation and creativity, and also caters to the needs of industry. It is perfect for students with a penchant for art and design as well as those who wish to learn to produce jewellery in an artistically relevant yet commercially viable manner.

    This degree is a part of UAL’s Jewellery and Textiles Programme. You’ll learn in classrooms, in well-equipped studios, and on trips to working facilities in Munich, Amsterdam and farther afield. You’ll participate in live projects conducted in partnership with Cartier and The Worshipful Company of Tin Platerers.

    In addition, you’ll have the option of spending a year in industrial work placement. This will be an incredible opportunity to gain real world working skills and to begin building a contact network of working creative professionals. Together, these assets can make for a very rewarding career.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.  

    Year 1

    In your first year, you’ll learn a range of design techniques as well as many technical skills associated with jewellery production.

    Modules include:

    • Jewellery: Introduction to Study in Higher Education
    • Introducing Jewellery Skills
    • Developing Jewellery Skills
    • Cultural Histories, Theories and Practice: Jewellery

     

    Year 2

    In the second year of the program, you’ll learn to research within your new field, and can begin to specialise your practice and approach.

    Modules include:

    • Research Methods and Approaches Jewellery
    • Different Approaches
    • Exploration and Focus

    Placement Year

    You have the option of a year in paid industrial placement between years 2 and 3 of the program. This is strongly advised, and will look great on your CV.

    Year 3

    In your final year, you’ll study advanced methods and engage in an extensive Final Project.

    Modules include:

    • Pilot Collection
    • Dissertation
    • Collection

    Learning & Teaching

    The UAL’s Jewellery Design BA degree program uses a variety of teaching methods to ensure that its students become successful designers, artists and other creative professionals. They have a strong focus on creativity, crafting and making, and rigour. They methods are based on proven, successful creative practice as well as the best practices of the industry. Diversity and inclusivity are at the core of every module, as is a sensitivity to modern modes of delivery.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of the Arts London’s BA in Jewellery Design is geared to open career doors for you, giving you not just a range of technical and artistic skills but also the theoretical knowledge you’ll need if you opt for an MA degree or a career in teaching. Many graduates have gone on to set up successful practices on their own. Others have joined studios such as Theo Fenrell and Stephen Webster or for commercial jewellers like Asprey.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned at least 2 A Levels at CC or better, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no element scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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