For some people, jewellery is something that they wear everyday, and holds a special meaning for them. For others, jewellery is a form of expression, allowing them to exhibit their individuality through various small and large pieces. Studying a degree in jewellery making will allow you to explore the process of creating jewellery, starting from the concept and design, right through to the physical creation of the piece. You will study a range of techniques, and will use a variety of materials in your designs and creations, meaning that you will be able to develop your skills across all elements.
About Jewellery Making
At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Design (MDes), or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.
Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.
Typical Annual Tuition Fees
- Postgraduate - £7,250
When studying for a postgraduate degree, such as an MA or MFA, you will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. You will explore the more advanced jewellery techniques and concepts, working with both traditional and contemporary materials and designs. Modules you study might include luxury jewellery, cultural jewellery, and environmental design. Assessment methods could include written work, practical projects, and a final research project or design and creation project.
For a postgraduate degree, it is likely that you will be required to have an undergraduate degree in an art and design subject.
Typical Entry Requirements
- Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
- Required/Desired Subjects - Jewellery Making/Design, Metalwork, Art, Product Design, Design and Technology