FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery:
Unique to Cornwall, this Silversmithing and Jewellery course is aimed at students who wish to focus on the vocational aspects of these specialist areas. Through problem-solving assignments you will be expected to take an energetic and creative approach to a range of craft skills, materials and technologies, developing a high level of professional competence. You will have the opportunity to develop traditional craftsmanship in areas such as raising, planishing, box making, making settings and findings, setting stones as well as researching new technologies.
An emphasis will be placed on the pursuit of business acumen, enabling the student to compete in the modern craft world. It will include making a visit to the jewellery centres in Birmingham, Sheffield or Hatton Garden in London as well as exploring the local resources to accumulate both contextual and technical information. Students will be expected to contribute towards these visits and additional material costs that can be incurred during the course.
As well as the traditional, new technologies will be introduced in both areas of self promotion such as digital photography and website design and through the use of CAD and its ability to generate new forms of production.