LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN
1 Year Course - Mondays
17 Sept 2018 - 22 Jul 2019
This course will provide you with the foundation of technical design, jewellery knowledge and production skills to begin your jewellery career.
About this course: K2’s Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive beginner’s course that has been designed for students who wish to obtain a diverse range of creative techniques, jewellery making and design skills.
Through a series of practical projects you will be taught to refine your jewellery making skills to a high professional standard, while at the same time developing your critical thinking and creative response to the design process. By the end of the course you will have built a capsule collection of jewellery pieces or small design objects.
Course outline: The course is divided into three terms spread across one year:
Term 1 - Colour and Texture
Introduction to practical 3D skills including cutting, soldering, bending and filing
Introduction to sketching, drawing and experimenting with visual language
Sketchbook development and basic research skills
Introduction to critical analysis and contextual awareness
Term 2 - Material Exploration
Develop, design and make your own project in Polymorph, wax, and wood
Introduction to basic casting techniques such as sandcasting and water casting
Brooch backs and findings Introduction to the basics of metallurgy
Term 3 - Form and Shape
Producing a personal project: design and develop your own small collection
Metal deformation – hollow container
tube and hinges
Analysis and evaluation methods Exhibition preparation and set up
Contextual awareness, problem solving and critical thinking are an integral part of the course and will run parallel to the other projects.
In addition to the taught sessions there will be field trips to different industry related companies, museums and galleries to further enrich your learning experience.
Progression: By the end of the course you will be ready to progress to the K2 Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design
Who will teach the course? K2 founders and course leaders Kelvin J Birk and Katrin Spranger are professional jewellers with years of teaching experience. Meet your tutors here
Who is this course for? Students who have already completed the K2 Level 2 Award in Art & Design or equivalent and professional jewellers wishing to broaden their skills and knowledge base.
Course dates 1 day per week over 1 year (36 weeks) Starting Date: 17th of September 2018 Mondays 10am - 5.00pm (including one hour self directed studies) Course fees Price £3,550 Fee, if paid in 3 installments £3,700 What’s included in the price? All tools and course materials are included – students may need to buy extra metals and stones.