The Diploma in Creative Jewellery - Intensive Study Option

 

The Diploma in Creative Jewellery is a year-long (1 day a week) practical course suitable for beginners and improver level jewellers looking to train in a wide variety of techniques including traditional silver work and more contemporary, metal clay, glass, resin, perspex and more.

Each summer we run an intensive version of our Diploma courses so you can take the year long course in just 7 weeks. This is perfect for those who want intensive study or who are travelling from overseas.

All classes are held in our Central London studios and materials are provided.

 
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What You Will Learn

Over the 7 weeks you will cover a huge range of different mediums to work in and techniques. Some of these include:

  • Traditional silver work techniques

  • Making rings, pendants and charms in metal clay

  • Fused glass and enamelling

  • Drawing and design

  • Skills to run a jewellery business

  • Working in perspex, resin and much more.

 

Curriculum

Week 1

Beginners Beading 

Intermediate Beading 

History of Jewellery

Jewellery Design

Beginners Metal Clay

week 2

Adding Gold to Metal Clay

Beads in Metal Clay

Ring Making in Metal Clay

Beginners Silver Jewellery

Piercing, Polishing and Finishing

week 5

Stone Setting in Wax

Stone Setting in Silver day 1

Stone Setting in Silver day 1

Beginners Enamelling day 1

Beginners Enamelling day 2

week 6

Stone setting in metal clay

Advanced silver day 1

Advanced silver day 2

Jewellery Business

Jewellery Photography

week 7

Workbench day

Workbench day

Workbench day/marking weeks 1 and 2

Workbench day/marking weeks 3 and 4

Workbench day/marking weeks 5 and 6

week 3

Soldering Masterclass

Intermediate Silver

Chain Making

Water Casting

Fused Glass Jewellery

week 4

Perspex Jewellery

Technical Drawing

Beginners Wax Carving

Resin Jewellery day 1

Resin Jewellery day 2

Note:

Jewellery exhibition: 11th October 2019

Classes run from 10-5pm

This is the expected order of classes however this is subject to change

Classes will run on bank holidays


 

Who is this Diploma for?

We welcome students of all ages and backgrounds and often have a diverse group. Some students use the course to launch a jewellery business, to experiment with a second career in jewellery or as an alternative to a degree.

This Diploma is aimed at beginners and improver level jewellers and we cover from the basics through to advanced techniques by the end of the year. If you are looking for a part-time year long course training you to a professional level the Diploma is for you.

What our Students go on to do next?

Many students go on to start their own jewellery businesses, some set up shops selling their work, some go into further training in jewellery to hone their craft and others work in the field of jewellery.

Some simply enjoy the year and carry on making after for their pleasure!

 

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What is included?

  • Use of all tools and materials (including most silver)

  • Expert tuition from our professional tutors

  • Small class sizes allowing plenty of 1-2-1 support

  • A mentor, feedback and support throughout the programme


Dates and Timing

Start Dates:

Monday 22nd July 2019

Course timings:

The course is intensive and runs on weekdays 5 days a week.

Classes run from 10am-5pm every weekday with a one hour lunch break from approx. 1 – 2pm.


Fees and booking

There are 2 options in terms of paying for your diploma course to give you maximum flexibility. These are: 

Option 1: 

Pay the full amount of the course at the time of booking

Option 2: 

Four instalments of £975 

Instalment 1: at time of booking 

Instalment 2: before start of term 1 

Instalment 3: payable at end of term 1 

Instalment 4: payable at the start of term 2 

Total course fees £3900 

How to Join a Diploma

  1. Complete the short application form (link below)

  2. We will get back to you asap (usually within 2 days)

  3. Initial payments are processed

  4. We will send you your confirmation and see you on day 1 for a life-changing experience