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Undergraduate Course: Jewellery Techniques (LLLA10002)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is suitable for those who wish to expand their skills and develop jewellery-making techniques such as sawing, forming and soldering.
Focus will be placed on an introduction to press forming with sheet metal. Students will be taught to use riveting and doming methods to create a pendant or a brooch to practice these skills.
Design issues will be explored within each student's individual projects, such as the relationship between a two-dimensional design on paper and its realisation as a developed three-dimensional form.
Course description Over the class sessions the course will cover:
Demonstrations and practice of sawing, soldering, press forming, doming and riveting.
Each student making a pendant or brooch using these skills
Discussion of personal projects followed by experimentations and test pieces to develop ideas
Start production of personal project pieces
Continue working on personal project pieces
Finish work on personal project pieces

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  10
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 28, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 70 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art and/or design works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art and/or design works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
Class Contact hours: 27.5 (work done during the class)
Directed hours: 27.5 (work the tutor has set for students to do each week in their own time)
Independent Study Hours: 45 (work students set themselves to do, relevant to the discipline studied)
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:


    show relevant research and development relating to a personal project, and also research into a range of suggested artists or designers and how their work has influenced understanding of contemporary jewellery.

    demonstrate confidence in working with the press forming technique to produce distinctive and individual jewellery using different methods of construction and a range of materials.
    show a developed understanding of the design process for small-scale wearable jewellery by experimenting with sketches, tests and samples.

    make at least 1 finished piece relating to research and development of ideas.
Reading List
Teach Yourself Jewellery Making
Emma Gale and Ann Little (Hodder Headline Ltd., 2000)
The Complete Metalsmith An Illustrated Handbook
Tim McCreight (Davis Publications Inc., 1991)
Jewellery Making: A Complete course for beginners
Jinks MacGrath (2008)
Non-precious Jewellery: Methods and techniques (design & make)
Kathie Murphy
Jewellery from Recycled Materials
Jamie MacDonald (2009)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Jewellery making techniques
designing 3d objects
transforming and combining materials
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of jewellery design
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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