MA Contemporary Jewellery

University for the Creative Arts

Program Description

MA Contemporary Jewellery

University for the Creative Arts

UCA MA Contemporary Jewellry

MA Contemporary Jewellery

Our MA Contemporary Jewellery course celebrates the contribution of individual artists and designer-makers. It enables you to extend the boundaries of your practice by examining cutting-edge ideas in jewellery which you've not been exposed to before.

As a student on this course, you'll be free to explore a variety of materials and to experiment with scale, form, ornament and body adornment in our dedicated facilities.

Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time

Starts: September 2017

Campus: UCA Rochester

Course overview

UCA MA Contemporary Jewellry

Our course is responsive to a wide range of topics and creative disciplines, including fine art, fashion, design and photography. It's designed to encourage you to explore the relationship between jewellery and other related disciplines.

Conceived as a breeding ground for experimentation and innovation, this MA is an excellent opportunity for you to develop cutting-edge work and develop your individual style.

Working alongside creative practitioners from a variety of different design backgrounds, you'll receive specialist tuition through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You'll be expected to present your work-in-progress regularly at formal reviews.

Emphasis will be placed on your personal development through the production of your individual jewellery project.

Course content

Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.

Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.

Stage 3: In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.

Facilities

At UCA Rochester we have dedicated workspaces for postgraduate students, as well as an extensive range of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities.

Industry partners

The course is based at UCA Rochester, and our jewellery courses at this campus have strong industry links.

You're encouraged to build personal contacts and networks through competitions, exhibitions and publishing.

Our course has long-standing links with the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, The Goldsmiths' Company and other leading trade organisations.

Careers

There are numerous potential career options for graduates of this course.

Our alumni work as:

  • Practising jewellers
  • Artists
  • Designers/makers
  • Arts administrators or in design consultancies, galleries and designer outlets.

Further study

Some graduates also decide to progress to PhD study.

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MA Jewellery

Our MA Jewellery course gives design professionals and graduates the opportunity to deepen their skills and experience in the areas of jewellery, to refine specific areas of research.

This course is suited to highly motivated and talented people who wish to work at the forefront of their creative discipline. It's a project-led and studio-based course with close tutorial guidance.

The rigorous research will encourage you to explore a wide range of approaches, from traditional to contemporary influences of art, craft, design and technology.

Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time

Starts: September 2017

Campus: UCA Farnham

Course overview

As a student on this course, you'll benefit from teaching by leading specialist designers, artists and craftspeople. You'll get to create a range of objects and experiment with different materials and processes, to develop your creative thinking.

Throughout the course, you'll work closely alongside students from other fields such as textiles, ceramics, metalwork and glass. This will enable you to broaden your knowledge and incorporate elements from various disciplines into your own practice.

Our Farnham campus offers extraordinary facilities with extensive workshops and equipment to support your study. It's also home to the Crafts Study Centre - a purpose-built museum, research centre and gallery dedicated to crafts.

Course content - 2017 entry

Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.

Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.

Stage 3: In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities.

Industry partners

This course has excellent support from:

  • Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
  • The Goldsmiths' Company
  • The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
  • Association of Contemporary Jewellery
  • Jewellers and Silversmiths Network
  • The New Ashgate Trust.

Careers:

Our course will equip you with a host of valuable and transferable skills. Upon successful completion, you might decide to become a self-employed artist or forge a career within the craft and design industries, for example.

Recent graduates work as:

  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Makers
  • Arts administrators
  • Gallery curators
  • Teachers
  • Writers.

Further study:

You may want to undertake further study or research to specialise even more.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 19, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
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1 - 2 years
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12,640 GBP
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United Kingdom - Rochester, England
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