Jewellery and Accessories (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Jewellery and Accessories (including foundation year) BA (Hons) course is the perfect choice if you’d like to examine your aptitude and potential in different creative practices before specialising in the subsequent three years of your degree.

This course is also an alternative route into higher education – ideal if you can’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the three-year BA degree.

More about this course

The foundation year (Year 0) on this jewellery and accessories course is designed to prepare you for study at undergraduate level and help you determine your interest in different creative practices within The Cass.

You’ll share the foundation year with other students enrolled on courses with a foundation year. The shared curriculum will develop your techniques in drawing, composition (2D and 3D), as well as studio and workshop skills. These creative practices will be taught in the context of historical, contemporary and cultural discourse, which will equip you to become an intellectual enquirer with a sense of professional responsibility. The programme will also encourage you to complete personal research and exploration to bring your individual interest and style to the creative practice you study.

In the subsequent years of your studies, your teaching will focus on jewellery and accessories design and you’ll be joined by students starting in Year 1 of the degree. To find out more about the BA part of your course please visit our Jewellery and Accessories BA (Hons) degree. You’ll also graduate with the same award and title as students on this degree.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you find another discipline in The Cass fits your interests and abilities more, there will be flexibility to allow you to change your specialism.

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On this course we will employ a range of assessment methods, including peer appraisals, presentations, seminars, portfolio reviews, studio based work and personal projects.

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UCAS code W911
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Year 0 modules include:

  • Critical and Contextual Studies: Foundation
  • Formats
  • Project
  • Techniques

Year 1 modules include:

  • 3D Design Principles
  • 3D Visual Research and Communication
  • Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (3D)
  • Design Resolution
  • Materials, Technology and Markets

Year 3 modules include:

  • 3D Project Design and Development
  • Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D)
  • Major Project Realisation: Fashion Accessories and Jewellery
  • World of Work

After the course

On graduation from this four-year degree you could go into a number of roles within the fashion industry, including:

  • accessories designer
  • fashion buyer
  • fashion consultant
  • fashion product manager
  • jewellery designer
  • stylist

Notable alumni from our fashion and jewellery courses include Zoe Robertson, Imogen Bellfield, Mark Bloomfield (Electrobloom) and Jo McAllister.

Stay up to date

Follow The Cass on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with everything that's happening in our creative community.

To see just what our current Jewellery and Accessories students are up to right now you can also follow our separate Instagram account.

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How to apply

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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