Birmingham, United Kingdom

Design and make a piece of Jewellery

when 15 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 2700

What will you study?

Week one
You will be introduced to the tools and basic techniques required to cut, form and join metals. Your tutor will involve you in the design development
process to encourage your individuality and creative application of the techniques learnt.

Week two
You will experience shaping and joining techniques in copper to explore final design ideas, as well as using drawing and rendering techniques to
communicate design proposals. You will be introduced to diamonds and have the opportunity to handle these using specific gemmological equipment.

Week three
You will be supported by your tutor to realise your personal design proposal in silver, producing a finished piece of jewellery.

Course leader

Arts Design and Media

Target group

Target Group: University students

English language requirement: No formal qualification required; however all classes will be taught in English

Academic Pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent

Course aim

During the course, you will be introduced to the basic skills and methods needed to transform silver into a simple piece of jewellery. You will use the traditional tools and techniques for making jewellery and be involved in the design process.
The course will guide you through the art of shaping and joining metal, so that you can create a wearable form from your own design and understand the fundamental methods of constructing jewellery. All tools and metals will be provided and any finished work will be yours to keep.

The course also includes a day studying diamonds as an introduction to gemmology, which will be based in our new facility within the prestigious Birmingham Assay Office. You will also visit the Jewellery Quarter Museum, in the heart of the historical Jewellery Quarter, and the Birmingham
Museum and Art Gallery.
Please note that you will be in a workshop environment where health and safety regulations will need to be followed to ensure safe working practice.

Credits info

Practice-based (non-credit bearing)

Fee info

• Academic course
• Accommodation for three weeks
• Birmingham airport pick-up and drop-off
• Cultural visits
• Programme of social events
• International Summer School T-shirt

*Please note travel to the UK, visa costs and other personal travel and living expenses are not included e.g. meals. There are many shops, canteens, cafes, and restaurants on or near the campus. We suggest that students should budget a figure of approximately £10 - £50 per day for additional food and drink.