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Undergraduate Course: Jewellery and Silversmithing: Introduction 1 (LLLA07072)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.

Working with precious and base metals, this course will introduce students to skills in jewellery and silversmithing. The course will incorporate the process of research and design, such as the relationship between a two dimensional design on paper and how it may be realised and developed into a three-dimensional object. Initial projects will include drawing down wire into a range of shapes to create rings leading to developing your own personal project.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

RESEARCH
- collect and research visual information to develop design ideas which can be translated into jewellery using precious metals

PRACTICE
- use a range of technical processes including drawing down wire, saw piercing, soldering, filing, roll printing and oxidisation to manipulate precious metals into jewellery items

PRESENT
-use drawing and model making as a means of developing ideas to be realised as 3D wearable objects
Reading List
Recommended

McCreight, T.,1982, The Complete Metalsmith, Worcester MA: Davis Publications
Codina, C., 2000, Handbook of Jewellery Techniques, London: A&C Black.
De Bono, E., 2007, How to have Creative Ideas: 62 Exercises to Develop the Mind, London: Vermillion
Astfalck, J., 2005, New Directions in Jewellery, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Clarke, B., 2006, New Directions in Jewellery II, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Ebendorf, R., 2004, 1000 Rings Inspiring adornments for the hand, New York: Lark Books.
Gilhooley, D., 1997, Unclasped, London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd.
Rowley, S., ed., 1997, Craft & Contemporary Theory, London: Allen & Unwin
Greenhalgh, P. ed., 2002, The Persistence of Craft, London: A & C Black
Adamson, G., 2007, Thinking Through Craft, Oxford: BERG
Dormer, P. & Turner, R., 1994, The New Jewellery: Trends + Traditions Revised Edition, London: Thames and Hudson.
Dormer, P., ed., 1997, The Culture of Craft, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills ability to make effective use of jewellery making techniques
designing 3d objects
creating a visual journal or sketchbook
transforming and combining materials
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of jewellery within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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