For a successful career in contemporary jewellery, a designer needs to be highly creative, material conscious, adaptable and business-focused. Based in an open studio environment with your own personal space, you’ll explore diverse ways of approaching the design process and gain an understanding of current thinking about contemporary jewellery, investigating relationships between jewellery and the body. You’ll be encouraged to experiment with a wide range of materials and processes, including metal, ceramics, plastics, wood and textiles, and taught advanced practices in design and practical knowledge about business and self-promotion. An open approach is fundamental to the course; our aim is to help you develop a personal design identity, providing a stimulating creative environment where innovation is encouraged and you’re able to pursue and realise your ideas. You’ll be supported by access to excellent workshops and a staff team who are practising designer-makers or researchers. Amongst other things, this ensures the course is constantly evolving to meet the latest industry developments.