Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Silversmithing and Jewellery

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Course summary

Unique to Cornwall, this Silversmithing and Jewellery course is aimed at students who wish to focus on the vocational aspects of these specialist areas. Through problem-solving assignments you will take a creative approach in a range of craft skills, materials and technologies, developing a high level of professional competence. You have the opportunity to develop traditional craftsmanship in areas such as raising, planishing, box making, making settings and findings, setting stones as well as researching new technologies. An emphasis will be placed on the pursuit of business acumen, allowing you to compete in the modern craft world. You will have the chance to visit jewellery centres in Birmingham, Sheffield or Hatton Garden in London as well as exploring the local resources to accumulate both contextual and technical information. You will be expected to contribute financially towards these visits and additional material costs that can be incurred during the course. As well as the traditional, new technologies will be introduced in both areas of self-promotion such as digital photography and website design and through the use of CAD and its ability to generate new forms of production. You will study through a variety of individual research, workshop practice, studio practice, presentations and work-related visits. On completion of the FdA Silversmithing and Jewellery, progression is available to the BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery top-up degree at Truro and Penwith College. Alternatively students can enter the craft industry or arts administration. After the intensive two years of study you will be capable of Manufacturing Jewellery and or silverware and have a knowledge of the industry. This would prepare you for self-employment or as a craftsman in a jewellery or Silversmithing workshop.

Course details


First Year Craftsmanship (Materials, Skills and Technologies) Silversmithing Jewellery Personal Project Observation & Interpretation Critical & Contextual Studies Second Year Advanced Craftsmanship Research Project Personal Negotiated Project Critical & Contextual Studies (Personal Investigation) Batch Production Professional Studies Modules may be subject to change.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4668 Year 1
England £4112 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4112 Year 1
Scotland £4112 Year 1
Wales £4112 Year 1
Channel Islands £4112 Year 1
International £4668 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Silversmithing and Jewellery at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS