JEWELLERY DESIGN NQ
This Jewellery Design course will teach you a comprehensive range of skills in Jewellery Design and Manufacture, with a design-led focus. You will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas and will be taught how to translate these ideas into finished, 3D pieces of jewellery. The course will cover basic areas such as metal forming, piercing, soldering, surface decoration, stone setting and design work. By the end of the course, you will have produced a substantial body of work
Your course will be delivered by qualified lecturers, all with a Degree in Jewellery/Silversmithing, TQFE certified and have related industry experience and various specialised skill sets.
You'll learn to design and manufacture pieces with various precious and non-precious metals (please see the 'Materials' section, below, to find out more).
The course is project based with units usually being integrated. You'll study specialist practical techniques which can be found in the 'What you Study' section, below.
To reflect the constant changes within the industry, we work closely with a range of industry partners and update course content to ensure you receive relevant skills and qualifications.
NQ /HND Jewellery Arts and Technology
This course will teach you a comprehensive range of skills with a design-led focus. You will study specialist practical techniques which can be found in the 'What you Study' section, below. We focus on marrying new technology with traditional techniques – pushing boundaries of material exploration, and developing skills in emerging technologies
Using a wide range of materials, processes and concepts you will be developing Innovative design skills.
You will be undertaking projects using blended learning in our state of the art workshops, within a friendly and flexible Department. We work closely with Industry partners to deliver live projects and briefs and compete successfully in National competitions.
You will complete the course with the skills to start your own business, work in Industry as a maker/designer or go on to further study.
Award winning and leading the way in ethical practices and sustainability in Industry, this course will enable you to leave a responsible maker and contribute to the Circular Economy.
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