Jewellery

Working Men's College
In London

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Typology Vocational qualification
Start London
Duration 10 Weeks
  • Vocational qualification
  • London
  • Duration:
    10 Weeks
Description

Beginner students can expect to produce to a finished standard at least one ring and to have gained experience in vital techniques to progress onto the next stage of jewellery production. Intermediate students will expect to consolidate existing skills and build on their experience of various techniques. Experienced students can expect to further consolidate their skills and develop further.
Suitable for: To introduce beginners to the basic techniques of manufacturing jewellery such as soldering, cutting and various methods of assembling jewellery components. The course is aimed at the beginner who wishes to gain the maximum experience of transferable techniques while actually producing a basic piece of jewellery.

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London
44 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TR, London, England
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London
44 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TR, London, England
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Course programme



Jewellery


Who is this course for?
To introduce beginners to the basic techniques of manufacturing jewellery such as soldering, cutting and various methods of assembling jewellery components. The course is aimed at the beginner who wishes to gain the maximum experience of transferable techniques while actually producing a basic piece of jewellery.

What previous knowledge/experience are required?
No previous experience is required. The course is aimed at those who are starting out with jewellery but those students who have previous knowledge or experience are welcome.

What is the level of the course?
Beginners will be instructed in the manufacture of two simple rings, which involve the five basic jewellery techniques, design transfer, cutting, bending, soldering and polishing.

What will the course cover and what can I expect to do by the end of it?
Beginner students can expect to produce to a finished standard at least one ring and to have gained experience in vital techniques to progress onto the next stage of jewellery production. Intermediate students will expect to consolidate existing skills and build on their experience of various techniques. Experienced students can expect to further consolidate their skills and develop further through practice, producing items and jewellery from their own ideas.

Learning outcomes (including what the student will be able to do by the end of the course) :
  • Be able to use jewellery making tools and materials
  • Be able to employ jewellery making processes/techniques
  • Know how to utilize research materials for developing ideas in jewellery making
What teaching and learning methods will be used on the course?
The programme is taught through demonstration of techniques to the group and individuals, activity in groups and one to one discussions with the tutor. It is important to learn jewellery production through doing.

How will we assess your progress on the course?
Assessment on the course is through continual observation and discussion, to support your personal development.

What type of qualification will passing this course give me?
There is no qualification attached to this course.

What extra study/practice do we expect you to do outside the class?
There are no requirements to study outside of the course but most students begin to collect information, images and design ideas for their own jewellery designs, visit exhibitions and galleries to further their studies and interests.

What can I do after completing this course?
You will have the opportunity to study further jewellery making techniques. Students form previous years have returned to continue studies. Some have progressed to city and guilds course at other institutions.

Are there any other costs? (e.g. materials, equipment or books I need to buy before or during the course)
You will need to purchase silver, gold and stones for the projects, the cost of materials is kept to a minimum for the initial projects. You will need to discuss with the tutor materials for your own projects before you purchase them. Some consumables will need to be puchased. These will depend on the projects you choose and will be discussed with the tutor.

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