Art and Design Product Design (Jewellery)

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
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Course summary

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The HND in Jewellery & Contemporary Design Crafts programme aims to train the designers of tomorrow in both traditional and up to the minute technologies and skills. Our bespoke course is for students who are interested in specialising in the production of a range of jewellery and allied products. In the first year, you will investigate materials areas of metal, plastics & ceramics. There will also be an opportunity to work with wood & textiles. You will focus on designing and creating contemporary jewellery & related accessories. You continue into the second year through more independent research and self-directed work developing your own style.

Course details


Examples of current modules- • Professional Development • Contextual Studies • Individual Project • Techniques and Processes • 3D Practices • Computer Aided Design (CAD) • Art and Craft Production • Accessories • Professional Practice • Applied Practice Collaborative Project • Advanced Product Design Studies • Conceptual Practice • Material Selection & Specification • Jewellery Design.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used and will be in the form of the following: • Practical coursework, • Written work, • Portfolio • Exhibition Along with continuous feedback from your tutors.

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 codeD3J6
Institution code M10
Campus nameNorthenden Campus
Campus code5

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

We do consider other equivalent Level 3 qualifications in Art & Design, Fashion, Graphics or Photography Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are required to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of work that demonstrates a range of creative thinking and technical skills applied to art and design related projects. Interviews typically last about half an hour. Availability for Skype interviews – for overseas/applicants who have to travel


Portfolio may be submitted electronically in a Blog.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. • There is a research trip in year 1 & 2 to Munich which usually costs approx. £200 per student excluding evening meals, payable in instalments from November • There are research trips to galleries/Museums which can cost between £5-£10 per trip ( approx. 3 per year) • We have a one day research trip to London to Collect & V&A which can cost approx up to £40 (depending on train costs) • Material cost for consumable such as saw blades, solder & emery paper £30 per year. In the second year when you decide on specialism you may be required to buy own materials • Students are given £10 worth of printing per year and after that have to pay if they need additional printing

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30am Friday= 8.30am -4.00am August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

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UCEN Manchester Admissions Department


Course Enquiry Team

03333 222 444

International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600

Art and Design Product Design (Jewellery) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS