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BA (Hons) Jewellery — Overview

This programme has now closed for September 2018 entry, and will not be accepting applications for September 2019 entry. We will be accepting applications for 2019 entry to study Ceramics & Glass or Jewellery as part of our BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts programme - please call us on 01752 203400 to find out about your creative study options.

Our jewellery programme is at the forefront of contemporary jewellery design and making and will encourage you to push boundaries in pursuit of new, concept-driven design statements. With an appetite to challenge conventional precepts of jewellery, you will explore a wide range of materials and making processes with a view to innovative creative practice in relation to the body and conventional notions of wearability.

The jewellery industry undergoes constant transformation, rapidly redefining its form and function to mirror the cultural climate. With employment and business start-ups booming, the UK jewellery market alone is currently worth more than £5 billion per year.

Today, adornment extends from trend-driven fashion pieces to avant-garde sculpture – so whether tapping into luxury e-commerce, catwalk, costume or fine art, this is a sector full of global opportunities to innovate and experiment.

Stevie-Leigh Smith interning at jewellery designer Rachel Entwistle’s studio creating pieces for singer-songwriter FKA Twigs.

You will take advantage of the latest trends and design movements which influence small jewellery items such as earrings and brooches, but will equally consider larger jewellery forms which interact with the body. 

As you are introduced to the broad range of professional opportunities for the jewellery designer-maker, your journey through this study programme will help you realise your particular focus and design approach.

You'll be based in our comprehensively kitted-out Jewellery Studios – part of our new Craft, Design and Fabrication Workshops.

 

Our BA (Hons) Jewellery programme gives you access to both state-of-the-art digital and traditional workshops, where you’ll gain extensive technical skills and develop a thorough understanding of material properties. Whether working with metals, synthetics, found objects or smart materials, your potential is only limited by your imagination. See your creative expression thrive, with guidance from leading practitioners who can help nurture your ideas into unique wearable art.

Design for jewellery has limitless opportunities and you will learn about these through study trips to major international design events such as SCHMUCK, Munich, where you will meet current contemporary jewellery designers, and Collect, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi Gallery, London. 

Interactive, interchangeable, stratified jewellery by Stacey West.

Our programme has strong connections with a number of designer-makers, and through these connections you will have the opportunity to train with successful professionals working in the field of contemporary jewellery. 

Students have won awards at Pewter Live and Bright Young Gems at International Jewellery London, and bullion grants from the Goldsmiths’ Company. Our connections also extend to London Design Fair and London Craft Week, where our students have regularly exhibited. After studying with us, alumni have regularly gained places on the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme.

What will I achieve?

You will practise traditional skills and processes, devising modern approaches to using metals in conjunction with alternative materials. Core features of the programme include conceptual research, drawing and design development, material investigation, prototyping and product realisation.

You will work collaboratively and respond to live briefs, developing a broader understanding of art and design disciplines – such as fashion, accessories, and product design, and how these relate to jewellery in contemporary practice. In 2016 our Jewellery students worked with Not on the High Street for a live project. Previous students have also had opportunities to showcase their work at British Art Medal Society exhibition and Goldsmiths.

With a focus on contextualising your creative outcomes within a commercial realm, you will discover how to position your work for gallery exhibitions, retail opportunities, and successful self-employment.

We encourage cross-collaboration with jewellery by our students being used in our Fashion Graduate Lookbook.

 

In 2016 our Jewellery students worked with Not on the High Street for a live project. Previous students have also had opportunities to showcase their work at Pewter Live and Goldsmiths.  


Opportunities for studying abroad are available at our partner institutions, click here for more.

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Highlights:

  • Work with a diverse range of materials and processes to explore their full potential and acquire technical expertise.
  • Develop a strong relationship with national organisations such as the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Pewterers.
  • Benefit from the creative synergies of working alongside 3D design crafts and ceramics & glass students.
  • Take part in work experience and summer internships.
  • Show at exhibitions, such as Tent at London Design Fair and the contemporary craft festival.
  • Collaborate with fellow students from disciplines across the college.
  • Benefit from our wealth of national and international industry links, with regular visiting lecturers and Erasmus and international exchange programmes.
  • Gain professional skills through working on live briefs with real clients.

 

Have a question for our team? Email: JEWELLERY@pca.ac.uk 
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BA (Hons) Jewellery is validated by The Open University.

 

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Modules

Year 1

BAJE101 Visualisation

The Visualisation module forms an essential induction into developing approaches to design and questioning pre-conceptions regarding the use of drawing. As Makers we use drawing as a tool to communicate our ideas to others, and ourselves and as a way of recording what we see, but just as importantly, we use drawing as a means of generating the very ideas, which could develop into made objects.

You will develop existing drawing skills by exploring a wide variety of different materials and techniques (both traditional and contemporary) to depict objects, spaces and forms into 3D and 2D using Drawing in its broadest sense. In this way, it is intended that you will develop your observational and creative thinking skills, with an understanding of how drawing can inform making.

Practical workshops and trips will explore the use of drawing across a range of material areas relevant to contemporary making practices including: Metals, Wood, Ceramics and Glass – whilst utilising traditional, contemporary and digital ways of working, with contemporary and historical examples referenced. Creative-play and risk-taking will allow you to break free from any existing inhibitions regarding what a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ drawing actually is.

You will respond to a number of tasks that will develop your strategies and skills for using drawing.

BAJE102 Realisation

Realisation through making is an important way in which we can achieve desired or anticipated ideas and concepts. Playful exploration using a range of materials and processes, engages us with numerous possibilities and allows us to come to understand something clearly and distinctly.

You will be introduced to materials and establish an appreciation of their properties whilst asking yourself, “what can I do with this? What does it look like if I do that?” This module will provide you with the security to ‘take risks and build confidence in making, in order to understand how creative play can lead to innovation. You will engage with materials in a variety of ways such as, transforming, copying, re-mixing, combining, re-appropriating, for example, whilst learning essential techniques and processes which will form the foundation of future making.

You will be taught safe working practices and will develop research and recording skills including critical analysis and how to relate sometimes-abstract findings to practice. You will be encouraged to look at the work of others from your own and other eras and cultures.

BAJE103 Design in Context

There are many contexts in which a designer/ maker can operate; from making functional objects by hand to designing for industrial manufacture or creating individual sculptural objects; reacting to a specific market or context will affect what is made.

You will be introduced to a range of contextual possibilities relevant to contemporary making practices (across Design Crafts, Jewellery, Ceramics and Glass). You will be expected to make decisions as to how best to approach making for these using appropriate materials and processes and will begin to consider how these relate to their own trajectory.

You will be encouraged to look at a range of contextual possibilities and identify the differences between them. The intention is to broaden your awareness of the variety of ways in which materials, making and process are relevant in contemporary art and design practices so you can begin to make decisions as to how to position your own practice.

BAJE104 Professional Practice & PDP 1

This module is designed to help you explore the shape and patterns of employment in the creative industries, to enable you to start to match your current skills, knowledge and creative portfolio to those required to successfully compete for work in your intended career.

Having identified areas for development, you will work with the module leader to update your Professional Development Plan (PDP blog) to enable you to identify the necessary experiences and skills to acquire during your degree course. The module will cover a wide range of general skills including: effective professional communication with employers, CV compilation and social media promotional platforms.

BAIS300 Interdisciplinary Studies

This module provides an opportunity to expand and develop students’ skills and knowledge, through the introduction of new approaches and methods that broaden and extend their understanding of practices both in their subject area, and the wider creative context in which they work.

The module will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and methods in their subject, and open up possibilities for engagement with practices both within and outside their immediate subject area. As such, thismodule complements all of their study to date, and contributes to their wider knowledge and understanding of creative practices.

The module will encourage students to explore new skills and knowledge, develop team working skills, and above all encourage a reflective understanding of their own skills and contribution within an interdisciplinary context.

BCOP100 Contexts of Practice 1

This module will introduce you to key theories and will provide a range of critical approaches supporting the investigation, interpretation and analysis of contemporary Jewellery. You will study a range of concepts that have shaped the way that we understand Jewellery in its wider historical and cultural contexts. You will develop core research and communication skills to help you to articulate and contextualise your understanding of the themes covered in this module. The knowledge gained in this module will support your creative practice by developing an understanding of the relationship between thinking and making.

 

Year 2

BAJE201 Object Enquiry

Throughout our lives we interact and react to the objects around us, continually making judgments and assessing their value in terms of functionality, cultural and/or personal significance. In addition objects also reveal much about their manufacture, which in turn betrays their origins and adds to our assessment of their meaning and value. Often this ‘reading’ of objects is tacit, with judgments made about value and usefulness through our inherent understanding of our environment and culture.

By drawing your attention to how you read and judge objects, you will become aware of how designers and/or makers can affect the interaction between the object and the audience and how skills and processes are utilised to realise ideas. You will then be expected to demonstrate your awareness of these themes by producing a practical response.

Through seminars and group work you will become aware of the importance of the relationship between the object and the audience and how this changes according to context.

BAJE202 External Practice

Working on external briefs will raise your awareness of the wide range of opportunities in the Jewellery arena and working to industry standard. This module will reflect creative external opportunities within the programme and encourage you to develop knowledge of appropriate professional contexts as you independently explore a range of approaches to Jewellery.

Undertaking a live project supports creative direction, investigation and exploration, which will lead you to critically analyse your own personal practice. You will be encouraged to develop your entrepreneurial skills as you take responsibility for the whole process from the initial idea to the final concept, taking design, production, marketing and submission into consideration.

BAJE203 Professional Practice & PDP 2

Throughout the module, you will consider business and practice skills required to plan for a career in Jewellery. This module extends skills acquired during Level 4 allowing individuals to further explore professional practice alongside an investigation into in-house employment, career portfolio and entrepreneurial opportunities. Running throughout level 5, the module will inform an understanding of the level of professionalism, creativity and adaptability required to negotiate a career in the creative industries.

Continuing from the good practice established in the level 4 Professional Practice module, reflections will be an ongoing, recorded and archived through your PDP journal.

GCOP200 Contexts of Practice 2

This module extends and develops the themed ideas, concepts and critical discourses introduced in Contexts of Practice 1. You will attend core lectures and participate in a themed seminar series designed to deepen your understanding of Jewellery practice in its wider contexts. This themed approach encourages you to make considered and appropriate links between your area of practice and wider contextual and interdisciplinary discourses.

You will continue to develop critical approaches to research, which will inform your understanding of the relationship between context and practice. You will undertake a contextual research project that links the thematic focus of your particular seminar series to your area of creative practice, which culminates in a research project.

 

Year 3

BAJE301 Research and Experimentation

Starting from the evaluation of your previous work and your intentions for the year, this first module will require you to undertake a period of concentrated research, experimentation and development. The intention is to deconstruct pre-conceived ideas and work patterns, and to allow new creative formations to emerge through calculated risk taking and critical reflection. Throughout, the emphasis is on the exploration and development of concepts, media and methods, rather than finished outcomes. It is likely that this intense period of research and experimentation will underpin some of the critical choices made when you map out your aims in the subsequent Creative & Professional Development module.

BAJE302 Creative and Professional Development

This module will enable you to use personal career ambitions to position yourself for progression to employment, self-employment or post-graduate study. It will provide multiple opportunities for you to assimilate previous industry experiences and research into both contextual subject matter and creative outcomes of the final year modules.

The module will encourage consideration of audiences, end-users and relevant markets. Relationships with appropriate external agencies, individuals and professionals will be explored and interactions with the creative, commercial and cultural environments will be investigated.

BAJE303 Creative and Professional Conclusion

This module represents the culmination of the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired throughout the entirety of your study on the programme through the engagement in a project that is the result of a self-initiated or self-selected brief.

BAJE304 Contexts of Practice 3

This module provides students with two pathways. Each pathway supports the development of independent critical thinking and requires them to consider and contextualise their practice by situating it within a wider set of discourses and contexts. Pathway One is an opportunity to conduct a substantive piece of independent research, which is focused on an area related to your creative practice. Pathway Two is a practice-led research project, with critical commentary.

 

Module details listed above are indicative content only.

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Staff

Gayle Matthias

Gayle Matthias
Programme Leader

Gayle is a practising artist, educator and researcher. Having exhibited nationally and internationally, Gayle has work in the permanent collections of the V&A, Musee de Vianne, Glazenhuis and Ebeltoft Museum of Glass amongst others. Previously, Gayle has worked in the Gallery Education Department at the Crafts Council; she has also been an artist in residence at Bullseye Glass in the USA. Examples of her work can be found in many glass publications, most recently New Glass Review 36.

Previously, Gayle was a Senior Lecturer on the BA Hons Contemporary Craft course at Falmouth University and formerly an External Examiner at De Montfort University.  She has a BA in 3D Design: Glass and an MA in Creative Practice.

Gayle has worked in a wide variety of kiln-formed glass techniques for over twenty years. Currently, she is engaged in collaborative research with Tavs Jorgensen, investigating Rapid Tooling for glass casting moulds combined with digital technologies. She is the co-author of papers presented at the GAS conference in Chicago 2014, ‘Making Futures’ conference in Plymouth, UK (2013), ‘Crafting the Future’, the 10th European Academy of Design (EAD), Gothenberg, Sweden (2013) and ‘Towards a New Ceramic Future’, research presentation at V&A, UK (2012).  Gayle is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Rachel Darbourne

Rachel Darbourne
Lecturer

Rachel studied at Middlesex University where she achieved a BA (Hons) degree, specialising in Jewellery. She has since established her practice in Plymouth where she lives and works. Rachel has a product range of polyethene jewellery that is exhibited and sold in galleries throughout the UK.

Rachel returned to education at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University as a mature student where she achieved an MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products.

This period of study resulted in a more conceptual line of enquiry, investigating humanity’s predisposition for violence through a range of mixed media jewellery; this work is shown internationally.

Rachel has co-curated an exhibition that travelled to Munich for Schmuck, Plymouth, and then finally Vienna. Most recently she was co-creator and coordinator of the participatory performance project, JUNK: rubbish to gold, with Professor Jivan Astfalck and Laura Bradshaw-Heap.

Rachel teaches across the 3D Design Crafts programmes, with specialist teaching in Jewellery.  

Ana Simoes

Ana Simoes
Workshop Co-ordinator - Jewellery

Ana Simoes is a designer-jeweller who has a BA (Hons) in Jewellery from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. She has taken part in collaborative exhibitions and has also exhibited solo in renowned jewellery shows and fairs in Europe and in the UK such as Schmuck, Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver, British Craft Trade Fair, Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, amongst others.

Currently, Ana works mainly with precious metals and gemstones and aims to merge traditional jewellery making techniques with a modern aesthetic. She is one of the designer-jewellers behind Muscari Jewellery, a contemporary fine jewellery brand where thought-provoking design and attention to the finest details are essential to the look and feel of the collections.  

Ana supports students across the 3D Design Crafts programmes. She is a specialist in fine metal jewellery.

Lawrence West

Lawrence West
Workshop Co-ordinator - Glass

Lawrence completed his undergraduate studies at Plymouth College of Art and received his MA in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton. As an artist, he has exhibited widely across the UK and has been featured on the cover of Craft & Design Magazine.

His work is a reflection of his life; what he has seen and been influenced by. Lawrence enjoys the physical and technical challenge of working with hot glass. His designs include decorative, sculptural and functional work, all produced with characteristic high quality and individuality.

Lawrence supports students in glassmaking across the 3D Design Crafts programmes. He is a hot glass specialist.

Amy Whittingham

Amy Whittingham
Technical Demonstrator - Glass

Amy completed a BA Hons. in Applied Arts, glass and metals at Plymouth College of Art in 2005 and an MA in Glass at the University of Sunderland in 2006. Amy makes cast glass sculpture and jewellery, which begin as intricately carved waxes.

In 2016 Amy completed working on The Cold Truth, a commission for Effervescent and Children’s Charity Barnardo’s. This included creating moulds of 50 pairs of shoes, some cast in glass and some in ice, for an exhibition curated by young people.

Amy is involved extensively in the Plymouth art scene, including co-curating the Chrysalis exhibition for Flameworks at the Devonport Guildhall, being part of the Plymouth Art Weekender and being a Creative Director of Flameworks.

Amy supports students in working in glass across the 3D Design Crafts programmes and is a specialist in kiln-formed glass.

Dan Chapple

Dan Chapple
Technical Demonstrator - Ceramics

Dan is a BA graduate of Plymouth College of Art. He has been making Raku-fired ceramics since 1996. Dan’s wheel thrown and altered pieces are finished with a range of Raku glazing methods including highly polished slip resist Raku and traditional Raku crackle glazes. Dan sells his ceramics through galleries and craft fairs across the UK.

Dan draws his inspiration from classic Grecian forms, as well as oriental pottery traditions. Contrasting light and dark, with shiny, satin and matt, layering on slips and glazes to achieve varying degrees of crackle finish.

Dan supports students in ceramics across the 3D Design Crafts programmes.

Maria Psiliagkou

Maria Psiliagkou
Workshop Co-ordinator - Ceramics

Maria studied ceramics at the Ceramics School of Nikaia, Athens and the University of the West of England, Bristol. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Greenwich.

Maria has been producing ceramics for over 20 years. In her creative practice, Maria investigates how personal experiences and memory are tied to a place and related to specific landscapes. Her research interests are in the development of socio-political narratives in contemporary ceramics and the use of digital technology in traditional crafts.

As part of the 3D Design Crafts team, she delivers workshops in a variety of model and mould making and surface pattern processes. She has been teaching ceramics and 3D design for over 15 years. Previously, she taught at Havering College, Barking College and Trinity School, London. Maria has also delivered family workshops at the Design Museum London and has taught pottery for Southwark Adult Education.

Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor
Resource Development Manager

Noah studied BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture) at Ravensbourne. He has studied Blacksmithing at Hereford College of Arts, holds City & Guilds and PGCE qualifications.

Subsequently he has engaged with a broad variety of activity including work in the building and construction industry, a technical aid project in Zimbabwe, shop design and fitting in Germany, and time spent as a metalwork consultant for Danny Lane Studios.

Noah was one of the founding members of Flameworks Creative Arts Facility, Plymouth’s longest standing Artists’ studios. He has consistently maintained his own practice, including Public Art commissions, and exhibits both indoor and outdoor work at venues such as The Sculpture Park in Surrey, Lion Street Gallery in Hay on Wye, and Imagine Gallery in Suffolk.

In education, Noah has worked as a Lecturer in 3D and Art History at Cornwall College, part-time Metals Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and now full-time Technical Resource Manager for our Material Lab. Noah supports students across the 3D Design Crafts programme, as a large-scale metalwork specialist.

The staff listed on this programme are correct at the time of writing. Students will be notified if there are any changes to key staff (i.e. Programme Leaders and Lecturers).

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Student Work

Student work by Stevie Leigh Smith

Student work by Fern Robinson

Student work by Stevie Leigh Smith

Student work by Fern Robinson

Student work by Sophie Holland

Student work by Eleanor Gooch.

Student work by Anna Hall.

Student work by Lisa Stephens.

Student work by Lynsey Brooks.

Student work by Hollie Nolan.

Student work by Rosita Bailey Rosse.

Student work by Samantha Pearce.

Student work by Felicity Dixon

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Students Say

Tracey Falvey

“The work I’m making now is for The Goldsmiths’ Company. I was put forward for an award by my tutor Maria Whetman and was given a Silver Bullion grant and a commission to make a piece of tableware – a bowl and a spoon - which I’ll take to New Designers. 

I bought some recycled silver to do it. (It’s easier on the planet). I recycle my own silver as long as possible. These pieces are hammered. I heat the silver up, anneal it, it goes black and then I quench it in cold water and place it in the pickle bath. My other jewellery is on the theme of ‘boxes’– a comment on the spaces we have to live in – and so made differently.

I completed a Foundation Diploma at St Austell in 2005 and applied here as I knew someone here and liked the feel of the place. The facilities are amazing. There’s a really close working relationship – everyone shares their knowledge and skills”

Chloe O'Brien

"I love it! I thought I could get into it without going to uni but the degree course has opened up so many new directions. I’m specialising in narrative jewellery. My take on it is that I can create interaction with the wearer. I melt down jewellery to recycle the silver and make new pieces. Working alongside Crafts students is really beneficial. I think of myself as a craftsperson, not just a jeweller.’

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Careers & Alumni

We know that networks, and an understanding of key professional practices, are essential in developing your career. Our programme team are proactive in providing national and international opportunities to engage and sell to the sector. We provide a stimulating programme of external opportunities, including visits from artists and makers – previous visiting artists include Dauvit Alexander, Viktoria Münzker and Clare Willard.

Bringing international topical debate into your studies, this programme sits at the core of our biennial Making Futures conference, which in 2017 welcomed over 150 guests from over 13 countries, and saw keynote speakers such as Glenn Adamson, Katie Schwab and Sarah Mann delivering stimulating presentations, encouraging designer-makers to reflect on their place and practice.

Students exhibit at Tent, part of London Design Fair.

The college has hosted exhibitions by the Association of Contemporary Jewellery, and students worked closely with the Crafts Council to curate ‘Echo’ in our onsite public gallery. Throughout this programme, we encourage our students to undertake work experience and live briefs from real clients. 

We will support you to build your profile and professional reputation, helping you succeed as you enter into the world of work or freelance activity. We aim to encourage your creative education, and help you to develop your career through your studies and after.

Association of Contemporary Jewellers touring exhibition Sleight of Hand in The Gallery.

Awards & Accolades Won from recent grads:

Eleanor Gooch, BA (Hons) Jewellery 2015 grad – Devon Guild of Craftsmen Prize, Contemporary Craft Festival One Year On Prize, Nicola Hurst Prize, Victoria Sewett Prize

Jessica Thorn, BA (Hons) Ceramics 2014 grad – Best New Business Award at Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey, Selected for Craft Council Hothouse 6

Zoe Bailey, BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing 2014 grad – New Designers One Year On

Jonathan Daniels, BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing 2014 grad – New Designers One to Watch, Pewter Live Decorative Arts First Prize

Chloe O’Brien, BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing 2014 grad – Devon Guild of Craftsman Visual Arts Prize

Teresa Surman, BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft 2014 grad – Nicola Hurst Jewellery Prize, Contemporary Craft Festival One Year On Prize

Victoria Williams, BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing 2014 grad – New Designers One Year On

Adele Retter, BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft 2014 grad – Selected for Craft Council Hothouse 5

Graduates become:

 

  • Jewellery Makers
  • Freelance Designers
  • Fashion Accessory Designers
  • Jewellery Buyers
  • Curators
  • Gallery Owners
  • Lecturers/Teachers/Technicians
  • Prop and Costume Designers

Careers & Enterprise in the Curriculum’ at Plymouth College of Art 

Professional practice is embedded within all of our programmes.  Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop the key professional, transferable skills for employability in the creative industries and potentially work in partnership with other sectors locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

From writing and making the most of your CV to gaining industry experience, the acquisition of professional skills has been written into the programmes of study by our staff teams, who have ‘real world’ experience. They are also supported by our Industry Liaison Groups, who help inform the development of the higher education curriculum.

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Entry Requirements

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Resources

Our £8 million Craft, Design and Fabrication Workshops give you access to traditional hand-making alongside exciting new technologies. The close connection we create between ideas and concepts, market awareness, a passion for making, and digital design media, provide a highly stimulating environment for invention.

Our highly skilled lecturers and technicians have a great deal of experience across contemporary making disciplines. Our students are encouraged to develop expertise and access equipment across glass, ceramics, wood, metal, plastics and smart materials, 3D printing and more to realise their ideas.

We encourage cross-collaboration with jewellery by our students being used in our Fashion Graduate Lookbook.

Our Careers & Enterprise office provides support from a dedicated team who are purely focused on developing creative opportunities. And this doesn’t stop when you graduate – we want to keep in contact and help support you through the first two years of your career. 

Our strong international connections allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our design studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.

 

Jewellery Design Studio

Housed in our fantastic new Craft, Design and Fabrication Workshops, this stunning space provides everything for contemporary and traditional techniques in jewellery design, including benches supplied with gas and oxygen, in-house metal casting resources, hand and machine-forming tools, facilities for vitreous enamelling, and a separate chemical room for etching, anodising and patternation. We also have larger metalwork equipment for welding, brazing, cutting and grinding.

Our Jewellery Design Studio.

Fab Lab

Our ‘fabrication laboratory’ is kitted-out with the latest in digital design technologies – from 3D printers to 3D scanners, a vinyl cutter, CNC milling machine, CNC router and laser cutter. It adds a whole new level of opportunity for students across all creative walks of life. See more.

3D technologies in Fab Lab Plymouth.

Ceramics and Glass Workshops

With a glass furnace that works at 1,100 degrees, 10 potters wheels, resources for hot, warm and cold glass processes, a plaster room for mould making, 16 kilns, a well-stocked glaze mixing area and individual studio space, our Ceramics and Glass Workshops have a real ‘wow’ factor, rivalling any art school around the country.

Our Ceramics Workshops.

Woods and Plastics Workshop

Alongside the latest in new technology, we value the long-standing traditions of making in wood and plastics – and have developed an excellently-resourced workshop that is open to all our students. It boasts a wide range of kit, including an impressive CNC router, plenty of saws and lathes, and strip-heaters, as well as greenwood-working facilities.

CNC Milling Machine in our Woods & Plastics Workshop

Hot glass resources in our Ceramics & Glass Workshops.

Ceramics resources in our Ceramics & Glass Workshops.

BA (Hons) Jewellery — Interview

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