LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN DESIGN (JEWELLERY)*
1-year Course - 2 days a week - Mondays and Wednesdays
16 Sept 2019 - 20 July 2020
An beginners and intermediate level course that will provide you with the high level craft skills, research skills and knowledge you need to design and make professional quality pieces.
About the course
Through a series of practical projects you will be taught to further 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, as well as essential research skills. By the end of the course you will have built a portfolio of work with a view to starting a professional career in the jewellery industry.
Who is this course for?
Beginners and Intermediate students, or students who have already completed the Level 2 Diploma in Design/Jewellery or equivalent and jewellers wishing to broaden their skills and knowledge base.
The course is divided into three terms spread across one year:
Term 1 - Colour and Texture
Practical 3D skills - within the given technical projects
Sketching, drawing and experimenting with visual language
Research skills, exploring the history of arts and crafts
Critical analysis and contextual awareness
Various stone-setting techniques
Term 2 - Material Exploration
Deepen your technical skills
Metallurgy – advanced knowledge of metallurgical processes and terminology
Further deepen your research skills
Experimental project, including time-based projects and non precious materials
Advanced and experimental casting techniques
Start/Develop a portfolio
Term 3 - Form and Shape
Advanced jewellery techniques e.g. hollow containers, brooch backs, hinges
Marketing and presentation skills
Producing a personal project: design and develop your own collection
Exhibition preparation and set-up
Analysis and evaluation methods
Business development – where to sell your products, progression routes, curating practice
Contextual awareness, problem solving and critical thinking are integral to 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 and events to further enrich your study. You are encouraged to participate in an exhibition at the end of the course.
By the end of this course you could continue with more studies on Workshop classes or you might be able to enter employment as a jewellery assistant. If you plan to progress to Higher Education studies, we will advise you that additional course work might be necessary.
Who will be teaching?
K2 founders and course leaders Kelvin J Birk and Katrin Spranger are professional jewellers with years of teaching experience. Meet the tutors here.
Date & Time
2 days per week for 1 year (36 weeks) - Mondays and Wednesdays
16 Sept 2019 - 20 July 2020
10:00am-5:00pm (including one hour self directed studies)
Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP, UK
£5,800 (or £5,950 if paid in 3 instalments)
Most tools and most course materials are included in the price, but students may need to buy extra metals and stones.
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