Undergraduate Pathway in Jewellery

General

Program Description

Why study this pathway programme?

  • The School of Jewellery is one of the largest in the world and is located in Birmingham’s working Jewellery Quarter, where a significant amount of British jewellery is still made today.
  • The School offers over 125 years of expertise, and the Assay Office is home to one of the only Gemmology degrees in the world.
  • Overseas trip opportunities offer an international perspective to many of the University’s jewellery courses.

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Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules

  • Creative Workshop*
  • Critical Thinking*
  • Extended Media Experimentation
  • Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication & Preparation and Progression in Art and Design
  • Knowledge & Understanding Of Creative Practice In Art & Design
  • Mass Communication*
  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design
  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

* Additional four modules in the three-semester programme.

Modules for Gemmology & Horology

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3
  • Numerical Techniques 1
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • ICT Skills
  • Information Research, Recording and Responding in Art and Design
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numerical Skills 2

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

  • BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies
  • BA (Hons) Horology
  • BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business
  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Special entry requirements

Students must submit a portfolio if they are entering the two-semester Art and Design programme. Students must also submit a portfolio if they do not have an academic qualification in Art and Design. (No portfolio required for BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies / BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business)

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

BCUIC is a direct pathway to Birmingham City University for international students. We offer Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s entry points, depending on your level and the degree you want to st ... Read More

BCUIC is a direct pathway to Birmingham City University for international students. We offer Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s entry points, depending on your level and the degree you want to study. Read less