The Diploma in Creative Jewellery
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. All classes are held in our Central London studios and materials are provided.
What You Will Learn
Over the three terms you will cover a huge range of different mediums to wok 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.
Piercing, Polishing and Finishing
Beginners Metal Clay
Fused Glass Jewellery
Resin (2 Day Class)
Adding Gold to Metal Clay
History of Jewellery
Stone Setting in Silver (2 Day Class)
Advanced Silver Jewellery (2 Day Class)
Stone Setting in Metal Clay
Photograph Your Jewellery
Marking Day (this term also includes a group trip)
Beads in Metal Clay
Rings in Metal Clay
Intermediate Silver Jewellery
Beginners Wax Carving
Beginners Wire Wrapping
Intermediate Wax Carving
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!
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
Monday 7th January 2019
Wed 18th Sept 2019
The course runs over 3 terms each lasting 12 weeks and classes take place one day per week during term time.
Classes run on the same day each week from 10am-5pm with a one hour lunch break from approx. 1 – 2pm. Each term has 10 teaching days, 1 workbench day and 1 marking day as well as a half-day induction on term 1 and a group trip on terms 2 & 3.
Fees and booking
There are 2 options in terms of paying for your diploma course to give you maximum flexibility. These are:
Pay the full amount of the course at the time of booking
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
Complete the short application form (link below)
We will get back to you asap (usually within 2 days)
Initial payments are processed
We will send you your confirmation and see you on day 1 for a life-changing experience