Farnham, United Kingdom


when 23 July 2018 - 10 August 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3

You will be introduced to the basic skills and methods needed to develop ideas and to design and make a piece of wearable jewellery. The course will guide you through visual research, introduce you to examples of current jewellery, and help you to develop your own design ideas. You will learn a range of fundamental making processes, including piercing, joining, forming and texturing to enable you to design and make a piece of jewellery to take away with you.

Week One

You will be introduced to design processes that encourage your individuality and creativity, learning how to document research and develop a design process. This will include drawing and sketch modelling.

Alongside this you will participate in various fundamental workshop processes, which begin to develop your condence in making in metal.

You will also have a research visit to London to see the jewellery collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Week Two

You will develop your initial ideas to create individual designs that can be explored and defined in a focused design for a piece of jewellery.

This will take place alongside workshop processes, which will enable you to combine materials, precious and nonprecious, and produce final ideas in three dimensions.

Week Three

In the workshops you will realise your final design idea, with support from a tutor. The final pieces from each student will be celebrated in an exhibition before the work is added to your professional portfolio.

Target group

Age 16+

Course aim

We’ll help you to develop your knowledge and explore your own artistic potential surrounded by our academic staff and other aspiring artists and makers.

We have produced Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees.

Our high-profile graduates have been taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff who will support you through your Summer School programme.

Fee info

GBP 3: What's included in your course fee?

- 12 days of academic teaching and creativity

- Accommodation for the full three weeks

- Airport pick-up and drop-off*

- Breakfast and lunch provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)

- Cultural visits to London, Brighton, Royal Windsor and Oxford (inclusive of applicable entry fee)

- Programme of optional social events during evenings and free weekend time**

- UCA International Summer School t-shirt

*Only available on advertised dates from/to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport only

** additional costs may apply to certain optional events