University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

BA Jewellery Design is for talented designers whose ambition is to define the direction of contemporary jewellery. It values innovation and originality, and enjoys superb industry links. This course will suit you if you're passionate about jewellery, keen to develop a wide range of skills and willing to seize the opportunities on offer. Our live projects include collaborations with Cartier, Swarovski, TopShop and The Worshipful Company of Tin Platerers, alias Wireworkers. You'll have the chance to experience study trips to Amsterdam and Munich, offering insight into the artistic and commercial worlds of jewellery design and related fields. You'll take part in enterprise projects such as the Catwalk project and Pop Up Shop, where you'll gain experience of organising events to show your work. We also have a J&J Bursary available for a second year home student, selected at the end of the first year: '3,000. The course is taught at Central Saint Martins, King's Cross.

Course Modules

Stage 1: Introduces students to basic workshop skills and techniques. Projects offer different ways of generating and developing ideas, with a focus on creative use of resources, originality, risk taking, technical competence and material expression. Stage 2: Considers different approaches to jewellery design and test out the different contexts jewellers might operate in. Stage 3: Students have the chance to concentrate on producing a final body of work which is based on an area of individual concern and which is thoroughly researched and developed.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS 6.0
  • Art Foundation Diploma P-D
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Tariff 80
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma