You will have the opportunity to explore the properties of wax carving and cuttlefish, clay & lost wax casting through to the production of small scale jewellery pieces.
This course also gives an introduction to stone setting where you will fabricate a setting and rub set a cabochon stone, and gypsy set a faceted stone.
You are encouraged to keep a visual diary which reflects your personal practice, individual interests and the work of other designers, and will be able to build on your knowledge and understanding of the design process through discussion and studio based practice, culminating in a personalised project.
Please note: to optimise results in the second semester you will have the option to outsource silver casting.
Hand tools, wax and casting equipment and general jewellery workshop facilities are provided. Metals (copper and pewter) are provided with the exception of silver, however you have the option to bring silver with you.
A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.
Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice. You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.
This course is not formally assessed.
Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.
This course is recommended for students 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 excluding the Young Artist programmes.
Course fee: £375
A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.
STUDENT ID CARDS
Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:
Gray's School of Art Materials Shop
Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.
Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
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Apply direct to the university using our online application form.
Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.
Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.