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Semester 1

Jewellery and Silversmithing 2A: Fundamentals of Designing and Making Jewellery (DESI08145)

Subject

Design

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

2

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Visiting student eligibility will be assessed (including any required Design background) on a case-by-case basis. This course may incur additional costs for materials and/or field trips. **Please note that Design courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any Design course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the Design department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

This course provides an introduction for year two and direct entry level students to the practices associated with the designing and making of studio jewellery. The students will be introduced to fundamental jewellery-design skills, utilising a range of materials through critically underpinned, practice-led teaching. Key visual research methods will be conveyed through short thematic projects and set exercises. Students will be able to apply learnt design process skills towards the production of a range of prototypes and finished pieces. Students will be introduced to creative methods of research in response to project briefs through sketching ideas, the generation of design books as well as methods of model making from 2D into 3D forms. Processes will be recorded via the means of a technical sketchbook. Key visual research methods will be conveyed through short thematic projects and set technical exercises. Students will be able to apply learnt design process skills towards the production of a range of technically-led prototypes and finished pieces. Students will be introduced to creative methods of research in response to project briefs through sketching ideas, the generation of design books as well as methods of model making from 2D into 3D forms. Processes will be recorded via the means of a technical sketchbook.

Course Description

Students are introduced to the subject of Jewellery through a series of short thematic projects. Through these, students are encouraged to explore outcomes using a range of techniques that demonstrate sophisticated material handling and innovative creative responses. The subject reflects an open minded approach to designing and making whilst encouraging appropriate choices of materials. Methods of research include drawing, photography and visiting public collections that encourage students to develop approaches to visual research and recording from both primary and secondary sources. The intention of this course is to equip the students with a fundamental understanding of the design process through the selection and editing of visual resource material, developing an understanding of the design process through making and the communication of an idea through various methods such as oral and visual presentations explaining the research and design process of completed work. This course complements Jewellery and Silversmithing 1A: Materials and the Body, but has no pre-requisites and takes into account the direct-entry Y2 students without prior experience of jewellery making and tool handling coming into the department. Students will be expected to have foundational design knowledge acquired in first year or equivalent for direct entry students. The design briefs and practical teaching will be challenging and will enable students to acquire discipline-specific practice-led learning at a more developed level.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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