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Jewellery and Related Products - GradDip

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Location

    School of Jewellery

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This unique one-year Graduate Diploma is a two-semester pre-Masters course in jewellery and related products.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop your portfolio, specifically in the field of contemporary jewellery, to better enable progression onto MA or other higher-level study.

The Graduate Diploma will encourage creative jewellery and related product studio practice that develops confidence in self-directed study and independent learning skills. You’ll acquire the professional and academic development needed for progression onto MA and into industry.

What's covered in the course?

You will gain knowledge and understanding of industry through visits to industry, locally and nationally.

You will develop your understanding of historical and theoretical underpinnings of contemporary jewellery with regular lecture and seminar sessions.

The course requires a significant amount of technical and studio based teaching to help you gain an understanding of materials and processes. You will gain hands-on experience of technical processes through the demonstrations and use of machinery available within the school.

The course will help you develop modelling and prototypes skills and design thinking, as well as communication skills through presenting your work and ideas to your peers and tutors. Participating in critical feedback sessions and recording reflections of your progress and development is core to this course and will help prepare you for future desired progression.

You are encouraged and challenged to identify and develop your own specific interests. You will be guided through developing critical reflective skills whilst enhancing your competence in sustaining an in-depth studio material practice within the specifics of jewellery and related product studio techniques and processes.

Enhancing your employability skills

Graduates from the School of Jewellery are highly employable and are familiar with the latest industry skills and techniques.

You’ll have the knowledge and skill to work with the materials, processes and techniques to create innovative 2D and 3D design.

The course will have enabled you to demonstrate independent thinking and the ability to prepare and realise a successful self-initiated project.

You’ll have a collection of work, completed to a high standard of professionalism, which shows your creative identity.

You’ll also develop a range of transferable skills, such as how to communicate ideas and solve problems, as well as developing negotiation and planning skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 85 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    125 57%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    40th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    72nd

    29

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