Contemporary Jewellery: Exploring Design Concepts and Material Manipulation (Intermediate)

1. Overview

This course builds on previous experience to create personal contemporary jewellery pieces, following the design process through research and development of materials and techniques.

Students will explore the qualities of a range of materials and ways of working in the context of contemporary jewellery making, by exploring surface decoration, colour, form and scale.

2. What you will study

Students will follow the design process to create their own projects, through research of other designers work, gathering of stimuli and development of their own designs.

Sketchbook drawing, model making and generating test pieces will give students the opportunity to experiment and problem solve. These explorations will form a visual diary of the course. Group and individual discussions will be integral in the sharing of ideas, inspiration and the consideration and relevance of jewellery today.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Jewellery course or who have equivalent experience.

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

4. How to apply

Course fee: £315 

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 Intermediate Contemporary Jewellery Materials List (PDF 132KB)

Art & Design Short Course Information

(Please accept our apologies we have a typo in the brochure which states the incorrect start time as 6:45pm)

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Start Date

Semester One: 2 Oct - 20 Nov 2017
Semester Two: 8 Jan - 26 Feb 2018

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
7:00pm - 9:30pm (Mondays)

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

Academic School
Gray's School of Art
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