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Undergraduate Pathway in Jewellery

The Faculty’s Gemmology degree is one of the only courses of its kind in the world; therefore you will have exclusive access to world-class expertise and facilities. The BCUIC campus is also home to specialist metalwork studios.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree

£12,000 (two-semester)

£17,000 (three-semester)

£14,500 for BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

 

£12,300 for all other

 

£14,500 for BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

 

£12,300 for all other

£14,500 for BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

 

£12,300 for all other

Location

Duration

Stage 1: Two or three semesters† (depending on qualifications upon entry)

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
School of Jewellery

OR Assay Office

 

†If you will be studying Gemmology, you will study a two-semester programme at BCUIC as no portfolio is required.

Stage 1: University Foundation

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

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  • Creative Workshop*

  • Critical Thinking*

  • Extended Media Experimentation

  • Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication & Preparation and Progression in Art and Design

  • Knowledge & Understanding Of Creative Practice In Art & Design

  • Mass Communication*

  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design

  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

* Additional four modules in the three semester programme.

Modules for Gemmology & Horology

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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Physics 1

  • Physics 2

  • ICT Skills

  • Information Research, Recording and Responding in Art and Design

  • Critical Thinking

  • Numerical Skills 2

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

  • BA (Hons) Horology

  • BA (Hons) International Jewellery Business

  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects*

*Students on the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects pathway are required to achieve higher marks (60% minimum) in relevant modules in order to progress to this degree.

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.