Silversmithing and Jewellery

Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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Course summary

TEF Gold

Truro and Penwith College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This one year programme is equivalent to the final year of a degree course. Students should have already completed a Foundation Degree or HND in a relevant subject. For example, successful completion of the Foundation Degree Silversmithing and Jewellery at Truro and Penwith College. Unique to Cornwall, this course is aimed at students who wish to focus on both the vocational and the cultivation of an individual interpretation of personal craft practice. Through problem solving assignments you will be expected to take an energetic and creative approach to a range of craft skills, materials and technologies, developing a high level of professional competence. There will be 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. You will be encouraged to take on commissions and jewellery repairs to gain first-hand experience of working with real clients. The course is designed to develop the technical and design skills suitable for the student to enter the professional working environment. Your work will be exhibited in professional situations and exhibitions, we expect you to involve yourself in promotional opportunities, preparing work for public exhibition - which includes pricing - and having the ability to discuss your work with the public. On completion of the BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, students can enter the craft industry or arts administration. Students could also progress to postgraduate study including teacher training. Graduates have been known to go on to work as; Professional Silversmithing Craftworker, Jewellery Designer-maker, Arts Administrator and an Art Gallery Director.

Course details

Modules

Competition Technical Research Final Major Project Research Methods and Dissertation Modules may be subject to change in 2021.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW724
Institution code T85
Campus nameTruro
Campus codeT

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For advice about international applications, please visit the website: http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/get-in-touch/how-to-apply/international


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff For entry to our top-up degrees, candidates must be holders of a relevant foundation degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information and guidance about fees and funding, please visit the website: http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/how-we-support-you/funding
Silversmithing and Jewellery at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS