Jewellery (Foundation)

1. Overview

This course will introduce students to basic workshop practice and the use of traditional jewellery tools and equipment.

Students will be able to familiarise themselves with the versatility of a variety of materials through methods such as piercing, drilling, forming, soldering and etching. 

2. What you will study

Students will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, exploring the potential of test pieces towards the production of elementary small scale pieces.

Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other designers. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course. The student will be introduced to the design process through integrated design drawing, class talks, group / individual discussion and studio-based practice.

3. Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Foundation Jewellery provides an excellent starting point for beginners.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £305 

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional Information

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

View the Foundation Jewellery Materials List (PDF 132KB)

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Start Date

Semester One: 3/4/7 Oct - 21/22/25 Nov 2017
Semester Two: 9/10/13 Jan - 27/28 Feb/3 Mar 2018

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
7:00pm - 9:30pm OR
10:00am - 12:30pm
Tuesday/Wednesday evening OR
Saturday morning

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

Academic School
Gray's School of Art
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