Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Design (Jewellery)

This course asks you to question not only your own practice, but also the essence of what we understand as jewellery itself. Jewellery's function is diverse and complex, from personal adornment to political statement, and the materials and processes that reflect this are as equally diverse.The wearable object, perhaps more than any other, has manifold relationships with people, its rich history is loaded with social significance and visual language. This route calls students to question the ways in which, jewellery communicates, and the role the wearable plays in contemporary society. Exploration of both hands-on and digital innovation is encouraged in the development of design, making and communication practices. There is access to an extensive range of material and CAD/CAM workshop facilities and opportunities to experience a diverse range of creative cultures, including related design and craft disciplines such as Graphic and Fashion Design.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard; in addition, you may also need to submit a digital portfolio.

Course modules

Year 1 (MA full-time): practice 1: design intention, practice 2: design proposition, practice 3: design jewellery major project, option unit (contested territories, digital futures, health and wellbeing, images and archives, making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design, negotiated study, object and context, the museum and the city, writing research and funding proposals), professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA full-time): practice 4: contextualising, practice 5: realisation and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time - 2 years
MFA Part-time - 4 years
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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