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Jewellery, Materials and Design BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Master traditional, new and technological skills in state-of-the-art studios.- Work with practising designers who bring their experience and networks to the course.- Experience employability-driven learning through applied real-world projects.- Develop a deep understanding of the field of jewellery, accessories and tableware- Build a unique portfolio to prepare for a career in designing and making jewellery, accessories and tableware.- Through experimentation with materials, processes, technologies, design and creative thinking, this course will develop your professional, practical and intellectual skills and prepare you for a successful career. You’ll gain the confidence and experience required to utilise new technologies in the pursuit of innovative and creative solutions.**How you learn**You'll experiment, engage, contextualise and apply your learning in a number of professional contexts. You'll work with external partners and have the opportunity to apply for placements. You'll learn through critical enquiry and exploration of ideas, materials and design processes. The distinctive portfolio of work that you'll create will demonstrate your unique strengths to prospective employers.You'll learn through- studio-based design projects- designing through making- industry visits and field trips- lectures and seminars- specialist software sessions- applied industry projects and collaborations with industry professionals- group collaboration and individual work- feedback sessions and tutorials- creative workshops- exhibitions and presentations- Blackboard online learning portal**Applied learning****Work placements**You'll have opportunities to arrange single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years. Placements give you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. For example, previous students have travelled to India and worked with small jewellery businesses where together they developed an innovative fair-trade company. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period).**Live projects**You'll work on live projects where you'll put together bids for commissions, work with local museums, charities and subject-specific organisations. Recently our students have produced work for museum collections, made jewellery to raise awareness of national charities, developed commercial ethical jewellery projects with national bespoke jewellery companies and participated in international jewellery fairs.**Field trips**We'll offer opportunities to go on study trips and visits in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips on the course. These could include workshops, design exhibitions or visits to practitioners’ studios and museums. There may be opportunities to further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. A recent international trip involved participating in Munich Jewellery Week.**Networking opportunities**We benefit from excellent links with international, national and local designers and makers who bring industry insight into the course. We'll offer a series of talks delivered by external practitioners from various design practices within the UK and abroad, providing you with industry contacts for potential future placements. The course also provides a range of opportunities to work on various live briefs, expanding your real-world professional experience and wider knowledge base. Students take part in industry shows where they showcase their work and build connections with galleries, shops, and industry professionals.We'll support you to participate in competitions such as

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:BBC at A Level.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

    12th out of 20

  • Entry standards

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    124 55%

    55th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    7th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    100 44%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    13th

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