Our five diploma programmes
It only feels like yesterday that we launched our first Diploma in Creative Jewellery course. Now we have large number of diploma graduates and for the third year students have just arrived to take the intensive seven week version of the course.
Overall we now have five different diploma courses to help people achieve their jewellery ambitions and perhaps launch a whole new career.
The Diploma in Creative Jewellery is a year-long course combining a vast range of jewellery making techniques, both traditional and contemporary. It is a vocational course with a strong focus on intensive practical learning in a fully equipped purpose-designed jewellery workshop. The course runs over three terms of 12 weeks, classes run one day per week. This Diploma is one of the most comprehensive practical jewellery making courses available.
This is a 7-8 week intensive version of the year-long course, the Diploma in Creative Jewellery. The diploma course is made up of 6 weeks full-time study with classes Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; 7th week is a full-time week of making and marking. This really is a very intensive course and not for the faint-hearted. You will be supported and challenged to move your jewellery skills up to a professional level in a short space of time.
This Diploma in Jewellery Design and Business is for anyone looking to set up and run a jewellery brand or business where their focus will be on design and business, as opposed to making each piece themselves. It is different to our very hands on Diploma in Creative Jewellery, in that is is all about learning to become a jewellery designer. The process & techniques behind the design process and the ins and outs of building a robust and established jewellery business.
This is a great course for anyone looking to get into the industry, learn about design and production and how to market and sell your products, either on a small or mass scale. You will be taught by industry professionals with years of experience and knowledge to share with you on your way to jewellery business success.
This Diploma in Silver Jewellery is an intensive 28 week course, held over two terms, designed to develop the bench skills needed to produce professional silver jewellery. It complements our successful, mixed-media Diploma in Creative Jewellery and is designed to meet the needs of makers who want to focus exclusively on silver. The course will take you from basic silver jewellery skills to being able to design and produce your own collection using a range of techniques and design skills. As with all of our Diploma programmes, this course includes high quality tuition in small groups in a fully-equipped jewellery workshop with an allowance of 20g of silver per applicable class.
Take your skills to the next level with this advanced follow-on Diploma course from the Silver Jewellery or Creative Jewellery diplomas. It is an intense two week, technique-based course, that focuses primarily on developing advanced bench-skills in silver work and related development. At the end of the two weeks of training, students take a 5-day placement (which we offer support in finding) in a jewellery related environment. This could be either shadowing a jeweller, working in a jewellery shop or gallery or any other placement offering experience that is relevant to your jewellery aspirations. For those wanting to work in the field, the Advanced Diploma is an excellent progression in personal training.
To celebrate the launch of our fifth programme – the silver course – we have developed a new website for the diploma programmes with lots of information and an alumni page showing the work of some of our former students.
Why not visit today so find the right course to help you realise your jewellery dreams.