The first year explores the process of jewellery and silversmithing, with physical making and material investigation at the core of your studies. Great importance is placed on learning traditional hand skills whilst acknowledging the possibilities offered by digital fabrication.
Maker and Materials Lab
Jewellery and Silversmithing Practice Process 1
Jewellery and Silversmithing Practice Process 2
Your second year focuses on exploring and developing sustainable process of designing and making, either as a contemporary studio jeweller making artefacts for the body, or as a silversmith investigating ideas for functional domestic objects. Learning through making equips you with the confidence, knowledge and flexibility to take risks and redefine your approach to jewellery and silversmithing.
Ideation and Insight
Jewellery and Silversmithing Exploration Process 1
Jewellery and Silversmithing Exploration Process 2
Study Abroad Year (Optional)
Students in the School of Crafts and Design have the unique opportunity within UCA to add an additional year of study at an overseas institution (either at a higher education establishment or workplace).
This optional year is designed to broaden your educational experience and deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, enabling you to study within a different cultural context and gain fresh perspectives.
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. Living in another country, you'll experience new places, people, cultures and possibilities. You'll develop initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where you go, a working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for. You will return to complete your degree with all the benefits of the International Year experience behind you.
To find out more about studying abroad as part of your course please see the Study Abroad section:
In your final year, you'll pursue and realise your designs, developing a personal creative identity. Participation in exhibitions and the development of a professional portfolio will help establish you within the field.
Jewellery and Silversmithing Practice Position 1
Jewellery and Silversmithing Practice Position 2
Contexual Research and Critical Research
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students - £9,250
- International students - £15,500 (standard fee)
- International students - £14,800 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
We enjoy close links with a range of Worshipful companies and other organisations who are able to benefit our students in the form of bursaries, awards, seminars, workshops, commissions and competitions. These include:
- Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
- Worshipful Company of Pewterers
- Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
- Weston Beamor Ltd
Our students have also taken part in competitions with the British Art Medals Society and the Lighting Association.