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BA Jewellery and Silversmithing

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
15850 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
1820 GBP

Application fee

International 20 GBP
National 20 GBP
EU 20 GBP
Department
College of Art
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
SAT (avg)1290
ACT (avg)27
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About this course

The course balance practice and innovation to create artefacts that share a sensitivity to the complex relationships humans form with objects. The reputation is for fresh, exuberant work demonstrating originality. We embrace work with new technologies alongside traditional time-honoured processes and techniques in materials such as precious or semi-precious metal and gemstones, plastics, wood, paper, stone and textiles.

After the course:
The 10 design programmes have strong industrial pathways to ensure the most successful and meaningful careers for all our graduates. Students are encouraged to participate in national and international showcase events appropriate to their programme.

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Eligibility Criteria

Typical offer
The typical offer is likely to be:

SQA Highers: BBBB.
A Levels: BBB.
IB: 34 points (grades 555 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements
SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. National 5: English at Grade C.
A Levels: BBB. GCSEs: English at Grade C.
IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4.

Additional requirements
Mini-portfolio:
Applicants will be asked to submit a digital mini-portfolio. Assessment of the mini-portfolio will form part of the selection process. Applicants applying to enter Year 2 of our programmes, who pass the first stage of selection, will be invited to bring a full portfolio to an Applicant Day.

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Course Modules


Year 1
You will be introduced to the theoretical and practical concepts of studio based research in design, through a range of projects. Options from within Edinburgh College of Art and from the wider University are also available.

Year 2
Basic principles, theories, working practices and technical instruction will be covered, and you will be set projects that offer a broad introduction to materials, specialist jewellery and silversmithing techniques. Options from within Edinburgh College of Art and from the wider University are also available.

Year 3
An externally facing professional practice year where there are a range of opportunities for internship, exchange, competitions and live projects with industry. Options from within the wider University are also available. A live project allows you to design and develop a jewellery collection for public exhibition as well as work with new technologies alongside the traditional time-honoured techniques and processes.

Year 4
You will feel confident about your ability to express ideas, opinions and concerns through your practical and theoretical work. Practice and techniques are consolidated and refined while developing your individual voice to produce a final body of studio work. You are encouraged to develop an awareness of the commercial and critical potential of your work and your future career possibilities as jewellery or silversmithing designer/maker.

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How to Apply

• All applications to the University for full-time study must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

• You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, your personal statement and your reference.

• To ensure your application is considered you should apply by the relevant deadline, 15 January 2017.

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