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Jewellery Design

Designing unique jewellery pieces for international and Italian design brands
Master's Degrees · Master's Courses · Master of Arts

These full time postgraduate level courses are specialised programmes that support participants’ careers the design industries. They are designed for those who have already acquired specific skills in the appropriate area at undergraduate level, or for industry professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge of a specific subject area in design.


The programme structure ensures that students have the opportunity to develop as responsible, global citizens through contemporary jewellery design practice, evidenced through a well-constructed, industry relevant curriculum.

The MA programme is delivered through a highly qualified academic and studio practitioner team in addition to invited Industry mentors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in global collaborative projects within their specialised fields of study.

01 Oct 2024
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The MA Jewellery Design programme combines theoretical approaches with practical investigations through a dialogue between theory and practice. The programme provides students with a highly informed and broad academic learning environment, challenging design ethics, research and practice on a global level. 

Throughout the 15 month programme, students will engage in experimental and practical design strategies, considering new and emerging design thinking scenarios within contemporary jewellery design practice. Students are also encouraged to assess the role of contemporary jewellery design practice and the role of the jewellery designer as a whole within an ever-changing, complex design environment.

Each unit is delivered through a series of lectures, tutorials, seminars and field trips.

In addition, to support the students overall learning experience,specialist support is provided by design technicians in the Design Lab, Digital Lab, Material Lab and Photography studio.

  • To develop a critical awareness of key theories and practices within contemporary jewellery design, considering ethical approaches towards new and emerging design scenarios.
  • The articulation of complex and innovative ideas, considering environmental, social, economic and political impacts.
  • Working collaboratively within peer groups to formulate, design and test new, theories, processes and practice.
  • Professional development within the field of contemporary jewellery design practice, through understanding the complexities within the role of jewellery design in the 21st
  • Problem analysis and critical problem-solving scenarios within a client project brief.
  • Research, analysis, reflection and testing design scenarios through a theory or practice-based dissertation.
  • Become a professional jewellery designer
  • Establish their own design practice
  • Collaborate with other design practitioners
  • Provide professional CAD detailing, 3D rendering and 3D prototyping skills
  • Develop jewellery design proposals for global charities, social enterprises and NGO’s
  • Undertake critical research within jewellery design thinking systems and practice
  • Progress further onto PhD or MPhil academic programmes
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