Master Jewellery Design

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  • Objectives
    This intensive taught course helps design professionals and graduates to deepen skills and experience within the jewellery industry through the support of leading international contemporary designers and academics. The Department has the widest range of specialist facilities in Europe for silversmithing and jewellery. This course aims to foster advanced practical and creative design skills relevant to commercial jewellery production. Students are encouraged to develop an individual design philosophy to sustain a portfolio of design practice. Students will evaluate the local and global language of jewellery and fashion design and consider ways of engaging new audience and product opportunities. The University's unique location on the East London City fringe provides a dynamic creative community. Most members of the teaching staff are practising artists and designers and we enjoy the support of high-profile, artists, designers and manufacturers. Our outstanding facilities, specialist expertise and related business activities (Goldsmiths Centre, Digital Manufacturing Centre, Metropolitan Works, Design Nation) support and prepare you for employment within jewellery design.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants normally hold an Honours degree within design and have a relevant design portfolio. Those with relevant professional qualifications and/or extensive professional design experience will also be considered.
  • Academic title
    MA Jewellery Design
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course includes seven core modules, live project work and design report development. Modules include:

    -Design Research into Practice
    -Digital Forming (optional)
    -3D Design (optional)
    -Design for Production
    -Design Targets
    -Visual Communication
    -Exploring Practice
    -Major Project

    You are supported through a 'laboratory' model of learning; developing innovative design, conceptual thinking, professional understanding and aesthetic sensitivity. You present design work and reports for assessment and exhibition throughout the course.

    Career opportunities
    The UK's leading careers website,, states that over 50% of people in the design sector work in London. With the highest concentration of designers and related businesses in the world, our location offers opportunities for students and professionals to showcase cutting-edge design. Through work placement and live projects, you develop design projects that are commercially and creatively relevant for global consumer markets. Typical career opportunities include work as consultant designers, CEOs, in-house designers within manufacturing companies, bespoke designers within established jewellery/fashion design companies, designers and/or makers of bespoke jewellery, production managers/consultants, fashion styling, retail trend prediction, freelance designers for; corporate clients, commission, limited/batch and mass production markets.

    Attendance and duration
    -Full-time: 1 year, two days a week
    -Part-time: 2 years, one day a week

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