Birmingham City University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you want to be a designer within the contemporary jewellery industry, our Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry degree will help you succeed. Focusing on new technology but building on existing traditional skills, you’ll receive the support, facilities and expertise to enhance your jewellery design potential. This leading design course is a one-year top-up, shaping contemporary designers for the jewellery and silversmithing industry. Emphasising new technology, it builds on existing traditional skills to enhance your potential. Live projects give you a chance to test your skills and creativity, and exhibit work with the chance to be awarded student prizes. You will create several products throughout the course to develop your portfolio. You’ll use the latest CAD software packages and work towards a project to design, develop and launch a new product range. Visits to trade fairs, exhibitions and companies give you an understanding of commercial manufacturing environments and help you decide which aspect of the jewellery trade you want to work in. Our students benefit from outstanding industry links and you’ll also have the chance to enter awards and competitions to help you get noticed. Our graduates are highly successful and go on to work for prestigious names such as Tiffany & Co, Cartier and De Beers, as well as setting up their own successful design businesses. Whether you want to work as a designer within a company or as a creative entrepreneur, our dedicated staff will help you develop a successful career.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Vittoria Street|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Not accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Not accepted|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Not accepted|
|HNC (BTEC)||Not accepted|
|HND (BTEC)||Students will be required to have successfully completed in a relevant and compatible course and achieved 240 credits.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||Not accepted|
Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) Course dependent pass overall
Additional entry requirements
If your application is progressed, you will be invited to bring in a portolio of your creative work for review. Your portfolio is your opportunity to show examples of your work and creative interests to support your application. Guidance on how to put your portfolio together will be provided once you have made your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in the remaining three skills.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|