The BA (Hons) Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins is based at the Kings Cross campus in the heart of London. Over three years of study, students are encouraged to explore a range of approaches to the subject of jewellery. The course values and encourages innovation and originality and enjoys superb industry links. The course is a large and very active one, with about 120 students. It will suit you if you’re passionate about jewellery, keen to develop a wide range of skills, and willing to seize the opportunities on offer. It is for those whose ambition is to define the directions of contemporary jewellery.
The course offers excellent facilities and expertise; international cohorts of students; live projects including with Cartier, Swarovski, and The Worshipful Company of Tin Platerers alias Wireworkers; Erasmus exchange opportunities to study in Geneva or Pforzheim during 2nd year; collaborative projects with institutions such as the V&A, the Foundling Museum, and the British Museum, as well as in-house collaborations with other courses at CSM; design and enterprise projects such as the live jewellery project and pop-up shop, where you'll gain experience of organising events to present and sell your work publicly; study trips to Amsterdam and Munich, offering insight into the creative and commercial worlds of jewellery design and related fields; scholarships supporting one 2nd-year and two 3rd-year students; awards from our external partners given at the degree show; excellent introductions to professional practice and industry contacts, leading to career prospects.
The course is led by Caroline Broadhead and year tutors Lin Cheung, Giles Last, and Max Warren, and associate lecturers Marlene McKibbin, Martin Hoppen, Naomi Filmer, and Katy Hackney. These key staff are supported by a large number of visiting tutors including Martin Baker, Naomi Filmer, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Katy Hackney, Martin Hopton, Volker Koch, Marlene McKibbin, Maria Militsi, Scott Wilson, Siliva Weidenbach, Paul Wells, and Will Warren.
Caroline Broadhead, Course Leader
Since the 1970s, my work has trodden a line between jewellery and other areas. Work is inspired by and explores objects that have contact or other relationship with the body, such as clothing, chairs, and windows. I explore a sense of touch and spaces around the body in collaborative work with choreographers.
Lin Cheung, 3rd-Year Tutor
My work is shaped by a questioning and curious attitude toward what jewellery is and what it could be. I have a particular interest in exploring the full potential of jewellery, both as a designed and crafted object and as a philosophical expression of the human condition through personal, public, and collaborative projects.
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