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Jewellery / Metals (Summer School)

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This one-week course will encourage you to design and make jewellery in silver or base metals using traditional techniques.

The course is for beginners and experienced students. You may choose to make rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces etc., working at your own pace with individual guidance from the tutor in a well-equipped open workshop.  Please note that this course does not run during the half term/end of term breaks.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You learn the basic skills to make jewellery and gradually build up your practical knowledge and confidence through workshop practice.

 

How I'll learn

As a beginner, you learn basic techniques during a set ring-making project. This is followed by further development of skills appropriate to your own designs. As a more advanced student, you develop your own ideas with design and technical guidance from the tutor.   Subjects covered include design, cutting and sawing, annealling, soldering, texturing, plannishing, doming, chain work, polishing and finishing.  You receive individual feedback and discussion about your work during each session.

 

How I'll be assessed

There is no formal assessment on this course.  You work on your own designs at a pace appropriate to your skill level and experience with individual tutor guidance within a group of 10 students. This is a practical workshop-based course with group and individual demonstrations of a variety of techniques.

 

Entry Requirements

No qualifications required, just plenty of enthusiasm!

 

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.