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Jewellery Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

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MFA Jewellery - 21 Months (Full-time)
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MA (eca) Jewellery - 1 Year (Full-time)
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Contact information
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4086
Email: hsspg@ed.ac.uk
Stephen Bottomley (Programme Director)
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5805
Email: s.bottomley@ed.ac.uk
Address: Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
College of Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Office, The University of Edinburgh
David Hume Tower, George Square
Central Campus
Edinburgh
EH8 9JX

This highly practical programme will see you exploring and developing your creativity through a variety of approaches, from the traditional practices of the gold and silversmiths’ trade to the contemporary influences of art, craft, design, technology and science.

You’ll have the opportunity to create and present a significant body of work and will graduate with the confidence to establish yourself in our field as an independent maker or designer.

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.

IELTS minimum score
  • IELTS total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
Other accepted tests and scores
  • TOEFL-iBT: Total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): Total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CPE Grade C; CAE Grade B

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How to apply

This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.

Your portfolio should reflect the following:

  • Sketch book work that demonstrates personal ideas, design research and observed drawing
  • Photographs of three dimensional models, ideas prototypes and test pieces in a range of materials
  • Well photographed examples of completed personal studio work, clearly captioned with titles, dates, dimensions in millimetres and materials the work was made from.
  • If the work was made from your design by another person or company, this should be clearly stated
  • A critical and reflective awareness of contemporary work in jewellery and silversmithing and wider disciplines should be evidenced

A study proposal of up to 500 words is also required as part of your application. This should reflect on what you have explored or discovered during your undergraduate degree, or other previous experience, and explain how you intend to develop this further, both practically and theoretically, at Masters level.

See the portfolio submission guidance for more information:

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

Programme description

Graduates have gone on to work for employers like the Edinburgh Assay Office, Gucci, and the Royal College of Art or become the next generation of academics and teachers.

You’ll work in a vibrant, well-equipped environment, with individual bench space and access to machine workshops and a drawing studio. You’ll also have access to the full range of facilities across the University and have the opportunity to explore your art in an interdisciplinary environment.

Programme structure

The one-year MA and two-year MFA are both assessed by the production of a body of practical and written work on an agreed, self-initiated topic. Both years are project-led.

Your study will combine practical studio work with theoretical and written studies, including professional practice elements to prepare you for employment in the industry, and a lecture/seminar series that will examine the wider context of your studies.

Career opportunities

We offer a programme that focuses on creating industry-ready professionals, and many of our students have been employed by well-known companies.

Our involvement and successful track record in competitions such as the ‘Spirit of Stone’, Finland, and being showcased as a school at the Comminelli Foundation exhiobitions in Italy, as well as success in the Jerwood Makers Open competition. Our connections both in the UK and abroad will provide you with valuable networks to help you establish your career.

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