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University for the Creative Arts

Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery

UCAS Code: W721 R
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Crafts
Student score
70% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Art & Design or subjects related to course applied - collective UCAS points must be a minimum total of 112 points

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Physical making and material investigation are at the core of our student experience. Through highly structured intensive technical workshops in a purpose-built and fully-equipped facility, youâ??ll gain the opportunity to learn â?? in your own dedicated workspace â?? from highly qualified technical tutors, how to develop and realise your ideas and designs. Weâ??re passionate about learning and we foster a supportive environment which is stimulating and challenging for our students. The teaching staff are all practising designer makers and are highly regarded within their profession, ensuring that the syllabus is constantly evolving to meet the latest professional demands. Youâ??ll also benefit from specialist master classes from invited guest tutors, giving you unique opportunities to learn highly specialist techniques from leading practitioners.

Modules

Stage 1: Projects take students through the complete process of designing and making their own work; history and theory studies run parallel to the main study activity, and projects include aspects of business studies, services and commodities, and contact with industry. Stage 2: Creative and craft skills are developed and students undertake live projects and competitions; history and theory complement the main study, as will business and marketing. Stage 3: Learning is consolidated and students develop innovative and individual designs, and select their pathway based on personal ambition and strengths; live projects and competitions take place and students undertake a dissertation.

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is situated in the South East of England with four campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, as well as specialist courses at The Maidstone Television Studios and the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.  We're a small and specialist university with an art college environment and each campus is populated by a concentration of talented students and academics. Creators of Rupert the Bear, Morph and Aleksandr the Meerkat all studied at UCA.  Now the second largest specialist creative arts university in Europe, we have a 160 year track record of educating creative practitioners who go on to lead in their chosen field.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 72%
Student score 70% LOW
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
84% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
364 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £16.8k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are design occupations

19%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Not many people take this subject, but those that do tend to go into design or craft roles, particularly in the jewellery industry. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. As a result, graduates are based all over the country.
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