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Jewellery and Silversmithing (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points

64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subjects

Crafts

Silversmithing and goldsmithing

Our BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.

Blend the traditional with the cutting edge to create stunning work on our BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing course at UCA Farnham.

We encourage diverse approaches to jewellery and silversmithing, providing you with the specialist technical and creative skills you need to develop your ideas and make them a reality.

You will gain valuable practical experience as you take part in international competitions, placements and industry projects. Our talented students have an excellent reputation in the profession, having won awards such as the Goldsmith’s Company Award, Bright Young Gems and the Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to our fully-equipped workshops and state-of-the-art jewellery studio, where you’ll get the chance to work with a range of materials including metal, ceramics, glass, wood, plastics and textiles.

Along the way, you'll be taught by true experts in the craft - all your lecturers are established designers, makers or researchers, so you can be confident that everything you learn on the course will be relevant to real-life working environments.

The Uni


Course location:

Farnham

Department:

Crafts and Product Design

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
high
Crafts
76%
high
Silversmithing and goldsmithing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in creative arts and design

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Crafts

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Design occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other skilled trades

Not many people take this subject, but those that do tend to go into design or craft roles, particularly in the jewellery industry. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. As a result, graduates are based all over the country.

Others in creative arts and design

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other skilled trades

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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