Birmingham City University: Jewellery and Related Products

InstitutionBirmingham City University
Department Birmingham School of Jewellery
Web http://www.bcu.ac.uk
Email courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught

Summary

Our postgraduate degree, MA Jewellery and Related Products, is a highly respected and innovative course. It develops your creative potential and in-depth knowledge of theories, processes and techniques.

Students on our course demonstrate understanding, and a critical awareness of current issues and/or new insights.

What's covered in the course? - The focus of this course is very much on developing your entrepreneurial spirit and helping you become the designer you want to be.

  • You will use a variety of materials, manufacturing techniques and processes.

  • The scope for design is very broad and builds on knowledge in the area of personal ornaments, body signification and decorative metal objects.

  • There are affinities with industrial design, fashion design, fine art and sculpture and content is often informed by philosophy, conceptualisation and critical theory.

  • Project-based activities will develop creative, design and making skills and enhance your professional skills. You will develop concepts and products, analyse problems and reflect on the relationships between personal objectives, cultural values, market identities, prototyping techniques and new technologies.

  • You will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research and advanced creative activity, alongside exhibiting originality in the application of knowledge.

  • You will demonstrate your practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in our discipline and create innovative new designs in jewellery and related products.

  • The course is based at our internationally renowned School of Jewellery, in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. The historical facade of our Vittoria Street building conceals a contemporary environment including workshops, a specialist library, an atrium gallery and exhibition space.

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