What is the course about?
This is a self-directed study workshop running alongside VV414 Fine jewellery year-long course. It is an
opportunity for competent jewellers to work independently, in a well-equipped jewellery studio. Available to intermediate and advanced jewellers who are familiar with the Build workshop, tools, equipment and health and safety procedures. Perfect for those looking to supplement or follow on their recent courses with additional workshop time to practise, perfect and progress their jewellery making.
What will we cover?
This is a self-directed study workshop where learners set their own projects and work to them at their own pace. Whilst not a taught programme, advice and support is available from the tutor as requested.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Work independently on your projects to practice and refine your jewellery-making skills.
- Plan, set and manage your own projects within your available time.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You must have an excellent working knowledge of techniques and processes in jewellery, to enable to you work
independently in the studio. You must be familiar with the Build workshop and able to demonstrate health and safety best-practice in the studio.
To check your level please contact the Visual Arts team on 0207 492 2700.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a self-directed workshop, and is not tutored. The tutor will be able to assist with accessing tools and equipment but you are expected to work independently.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Build provides almost all the basic tools and equipment you will need for jewellery-making. You are expected to provide the materials for you self-directed projects.
You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in studio 308. For heath and safety reasons, no sandals,
open shoes & small pumps can be worn – even in hot weather.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Build offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
These courses, from 17-18 Main Programme might complement what you learned or your outcomes from this course:
VV415 Electroforming Workshop
VV412 Designing Jewellery through Museum Collections
VV987 Enamelling and Cold Connections.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details