This course is suitable for those with a recognised ability in art and/or design who wish to study a jewellery specialism. It provides you with a strong foundation in the design and manufacture of contemporary jewellery.

You will learn a range of techniques related to jewellery design and will develop workshop skills using a wide range of precious and non-precious materials. You will be introduced to 3D design using 3D software, haptic control, and 3D printing.

  • A wide range of practical jewellery skills - see section What you Study for more details
  • One year full-time
  • Your timetable will be 2/2.5 per week in College
  • Metal forming
  • Stone setting
  • Decorative finishes
  • Design for jewellers
  • Casting
  • Development drawing
  • Digital media
  • Non-precious materials
  • Etching
  • Design project
  • Enterprise project
  • Final product project

In addition to a portfolio of work, you must possess one of the following:

  • Four National 5s at grade C or above
  • Intermediate Certificate: Art and Design Portfolio
  • Another appropriate creative course at SCQF Level 5
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis based on a portfolio of art and design work
  • HNC: Jewellery SCQF Level 7
  • Degree courses specialising in jewellery at art college or university
  • This course provides the basis for a career in jewellery design and/or manufacture and can also offer access to varied opportunities in art and design related fields
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise