Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products

This is an innovative course which develops creative potential and in-depth knowledge of theories, processes and techniques. Students will use a variety of materials, manufacturing techniques and processes, of much greater potential than indicated by the term 'jewellery and silversmithing'. The scope for design is very broad and builds on knowledge in the area of personal ornaments, body signification and decorative metal objects. There are also affinities with industrial design, fashion design, fine art and sculpture and content is often informed by philosophy, conceptualisation and critical theory. Project-based activities will develop creative, design and making skills and enhance students' professional skills. Concepts and products will also be developed. Students will analyse problems and reflect on the relationships between personal objectives, cultural values, market identities, prototyping techniques and new technologies.

Entry requirements

A good degree in art and design or recognised equivalent subject. International students must hold a qualification recognised as graduate status and agreed by the Academic Registrar. They must also have appropriate English language skills. Candidates may be admitted without a 1st degree via APEL/APL subject to agreement of the Academic Registrar, e.g. high level of educational, industrial, or professional experience. A study proposal that indicates development potential supported by evidence of high level creative work.

Course modules

Modules include: diagnostic and design development; design projects; research project; research and innovation; professional practice project.

Assessment methods

Studies include structured, project based learning activities which develop creative, design and making skills, research and investigative abilities, evaluation and independent learning to an advanced level; it includes individual and group tutorials, tutor-led and student-led seminars, lectures, and workshops as well as report writing and project work.

Sponsorship information

AHRB; some funding available from charitable sources dedicated to the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Jewellery (BIAD) Birmingham B1 3PA West Midlands

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Birmingham City University Enquiries
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0121 331 5595