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Hereford College of Arts

Jewellery Design

UCAS Code: W700

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course. Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Crafts

This exciting degree programme is built around creative design for objects relating to the body. You will be encouraged to explore materials and challenge conventional notions of adornment. Through investigating ideas and processes, you’ll create considered and thoughtful designs that explore your own ideas about what contemporary jewellery is, or what it could be.

This is a practical course, based in studios and our specialist workshops. You will learn traditional craft making skills that reflect the subject’s rich heritage, whilst embracing contemporary ideas, materials and technologies. You will be given the support and freedom to find your creative voice, and to express it through developing your own original design practice. On this small and friendly course, you’ll join a supportive environment where students share ideas and experiences and benefit from both individual tuition and group discussion. You will be taught by a team of lecturers, technical demonstrators and visiting professionals, each with their own creative practice and expertise in the field. You will acquire skills in designing and making by hand, by machine, and by using digital technologies.

**Industry Links**

You will be given opportunities to take part in real ‘live’ projects, as well as high-profile industry competitions. In the second year, you will be encouraged to make connections and gain valuable experience with makers and professionals on a local and international arena. In your final year, emphasis on your own practice will prepare you to begin professional life after college. The course has well-developed links with local and national industry professionals and gallery owners, including Hereford’s own vibrant jeweller’s group ‘Alloy’ – who also offer a graduate residency as an annual prize.

**After this Course**

You will be equipped to become an independent maker, or find employment in wider creative design, or through teaching, community arts, or postgraduate study.

**Highlights**

1. Designated studio space for every student.
2. Specialist workshops, overseen by technical experts.
3. Well-developed links with local and national professionals, organisations and gallery owners.
4. Hereford is home to a vibrant jeweller’s group Alloy – who offer an annual residency prize.
5. HCA students have been recognised in awards such as: ‘Mark your Mark’ from the Goldsmiths’ Company, The Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Bursary Award, The Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards, New Designers ‘One to Watch’ and more.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) – Practice in Context One (20 credits), Drawing for Design (20 credits), Introduction to Specialist Processes (20 credits), Practice Based Design Methodologies (20 credits), Design & Make One (20 credits), Introduction to Digital Design and Making (20 credits). Year 2 (Level 5) – Practice in Context Two (20 credits), Design & Make Two (20 credits), Advanced Specialist Processes (20 credits), Professional Practice One (20 credits), Design & Make Three (20 credits), Digital Design Limited Edition (20 credits). Year 3 (level 6) - Practice in Context Three (30 credits), Design & Make Four (30 credits), Professional Practice two (20 credits), Design & Make Five (40 credits)

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hereford College of Arts

Department:

Art and Design

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