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Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
If you want to be a designer within the contemporary jewellery industry, our Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry degree will help you succeed. The Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry (Hons) programme is offered at Birmingham City University.
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What's covered in the course?

This leading design course is a one-year top-up, shaping contemporary designers for the jewellery and silversmithing industry. Emphasising new technology, it builds on existing traditional skills to enhance your potential.

Whether you want to work as a designer within a company or as a creative entrepreneur, our dedicated staff will help you develop a successful career.

Live projects give you a chance to test your skills and creativity, and exhibit work with the chance to be awarded student prizes. You will create several products throughout the course to develop your portfolio.

You’ll use the latest CAD software packages and work towards a project to design, develop and launch a new product range.

Visits to trade fairs, exhibitions and companies give you an understanding of commercial manufacturing environments and help you decide which aspect of the jewellery trade you want to work in. The Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry (Hons) programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

Enhancing employability skills

The course has an excellent reputation for highly employable graduates with an in-depth understanding of the latest technology and the manufacturing industry.

You’ll have creative ability, commercial awareness and technical skills, using the latest CAD software packages. This will be complemented by essential networking, communication and presentation skills that are required in a competitive industry.

A strong portfolio shows your product range and creative style. You’ll also know how to create business plans, explore brands and market new products.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Digital Technology 
  • Design for Production 
  • Graduate Entrepreneurship 
  • Major Project 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Higher National Diploma in Jewellery & Silversmithing
  • 112 Tariff points
  • Foundation Degree Course FdA in Jewellery & Silversmithing
  • Equivalent qualifications or experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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