Jewellery Design

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This HND course will teach you a comprehensive range of skills in jewellery design and manufacture, with a design-led focus. You'll be able to choose specialisms according to your own interests, as well as the current business environment.

Your course will be delivered by qualified lecturers, all with a degree in Jewellery/Silversmithing, TQFE Certified and have related industry experience and various specialised skill sets.

You'll learn to design and manufacture pieces with various precious and non-precious metals (please see the 'Materials' section, below, to find out more).

The course is project based with units usually being integrated. You'll study specialist practical techniques which can be found in the 'What you Study' section, below. We focus on marrying new technology with traditional techniques – pushing boundaries of material exploration, and developing skills in emerging technologies including 3D Printing, Scanning, Laser Cutting, Smart Materials.

Entry Requirements

Higher Art and Design plus English at National 5; or relevant NC or NQ at SCQL Level 6. Portfolio of work required. Interview.

Progression Routes

BA Design: Silversmithing or Jewellery

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Design Crafts and Graphic Arts

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display