Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Jewellery, Materials and Design with Foundation Year

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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Master traditional, new and technological skills in state-of-the-art studios.
  • Work with practising designers who bring their experience and networks to the course.
  • Experience employability-driven learning through applied real-world projects.
  • Build a unique portfolio to prepare for a career in design.
If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) courses, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation. Through experimentation with materials, processes, technologies, design and creative thinking, this course will develop your professional, practical and intellectual skills and prepare you for a successful career. You’ll gain the confidence and experience required to utilise new technologies in the pursuit of innovative and creative solutions. How you learn:
  • studio-based design projects
  • designing through making
  • industry visits and field trips
  • lectures and seminars
  • specialist software sessions
  • applied industry projects and collaborations with industry professionals
  • group collaboration and individual work
  • feedback sessions and tutorials
  • creative workshops
  • exhibitions and presentations
  • Blackboard online learning portal
You'll learn through critical enquiry and exploration of ideas, materials and design processes. You'll work with external partners and have the opportunity to apply for placements. The distinctive portfolio of work that you'll create will demonstrate your unique strengths to prospective employers. In the first ‘induction’ module you’ll learn to work confidently and creatively with a wide range of different materials. In the second ‘project’ module you’ll be taught by tutors from the BA (Hons) course supported by foundation tutors. Applied learning - Work placements Placements give you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. For example, previous students have travelled to India and worked with small jewellery businesses where together they developed an innovative fair-trade company. Live projects You'll work on live projects where you'll put together bids for commissions, work with local museums, charities and subject-specific organisations. Recently our students have produced work for museum collections, made jewellery to raise awareness of national charities, developed commercial ethical jewellery projects with national bespoke jewellery companies and participated in international jewellery fairs. Field trips We'll offer opportunities to go on study trips and visits in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips on the course. These could include workshops, design exhibitions or visits to practitioners’ studios and museums. There may be opportunities to further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. A recent international trip involved participating in Munich Jewellery Week. Networking opportunities We benefit from excellent links with international, national and local designers and makers who bring industry insight into the course. We'll offer a series of talks delivered by external practitioners from various design practices within the UK and abroad, providing you with industry contacts for potential future placements. The course also provides a range of opportunities to work on various live briefs, expanding your real-world professional experience and wider knowledge base. Students take part in industry shows where they showcase their work and build connections with galleries, shops, and industry professionals.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Foundation Induction Foundation Projects Year 2 - Compulsory modules Creative Strategies, Technologies And Processes Materials, Meaning And Making Year 3 - Compulsory modules Advanced Making And Design Strategies Creative Enterprise Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Graduation Projects: Jewellery, Materials And Design

Assessment method

Coursework


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A013
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying Art and Design. We treat the foundation year as part of the Art and Design degree programme. Offers made to students will be for four years of study (or five years of study including a placement). This is made up of the foundation year plus one of our Art and Design degrees. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/art-and-design/ba-honours-jewellery-materials-and-design-with-foundation-year/full-time

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a portfolio review, this is where you can showcase your relevant work and highlight any pieces you are particularly proud of. The portfolio review can be shared with us face to face, or you can submit an electronic portfolio via email. Find out about what happens at a portfolio review and how you can prepare to produce a strong portfolio.

Other

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider either the International Foundation Programme: Art, Design and Media or Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/art-and-design/ba-honours-jewellery-materials-and-design-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/art-and-design/ba-honours-jewellery-materials-and-design-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/23 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Jewellery, Materials and Design with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS