3D Design (Jewellery and Contemporary Design Crafts) Manchester College (The)

Accredited by: Pearson Education Ltd

Our HND in Jewellery & Contemporary Design Crafts 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 and outcomes. You will be taught hand and machine techniques in these materials areas and be able to use the latest in-house digital technology including laser cutting and 3D printing. We have a dedicated workshop area with small focused classes and our friendly staff team of practitioners will encourage you to develop your own signature style. The course has strong links with industry and shall help you explore work placements to introduce you to working towards self-employment. We shall go on an international trip to Schmuck in Munich and several national trips to museums and galleries.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Northenden Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Five core units across Year 1 and Year 2 • Visual Communication in Art & Design. • Ideas Generation and Development in Art & Design. • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art & Design. • Professional Practice. You shall also do a combination of specialist subject units such as • Jewellery Accessories and Body Adornment. • Specialist 3D Materials. • Specialist 3d Technology and Processes. • Research project. • Ideas in Context.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed via coursework, portfolio work and exhibition work, along with continuous feedback from your tutors.

How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code D3J6
Institution code M10
Campus name Northenden Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

We do consider other equivalent Level 3 qualifications, and we also welcome mature applicants (21 or older), if you can show relevant skills or knowledge that you’ve learnt from work experience in the industry or through other forms of study in this area.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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