This vocational course is excellent preparation for a career in the fashion jewellery industry as a designer, production manager, or buyer on an international stage. Real-life experience with leading fashion jewellers, retailers, designers and academics will develop your design skills, market awareness and practical jewellery and production knowledge. From haute couture to mass market, you will develop design skills and in-depth knowledge of manufacturing techniques, marketing and branding. The second year provides the opportunity to work within the industry, developing designs, prototypes and collections whilst learning professional skills.
pplicants will have GCSE grade C or above in English, a portfolio of art or design, an interest in jewellery and fashion plus at least 80 points from one or more A-levels, plus three other subjects at GCSE grade. We will also consider relevant recognised vocational qualifications plus professional experience.
FdA Fashion Jewellery
The course includes real-life work-based learning such as live project work, site visits, competitions, exhibitions and work placement.
* Contemporary Jewellery in Fashion
* Design Methods
* Practical Experimentation
* Contemporary Jewellery Manufacturing
* Design for Collections
* Related Practical Skills
* Fashion Jewellery: Concepts and Applications
* Jewellery Skills: Design Models
* Brand Identity
* Major Project
* Business Practice (optional)
* Theorising Design (optional)