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International/EU: £15,860 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Develop your own aesthetic within a strong studio culture.
- Gain skills in CAD, microelectronics, sustainable materials and 3D printing.
- Create unique jewellery centred around personal, cultural and societal narratives.
- Collaborate and prototype objects in a supportive and engaging environment.
You’ll develop a critical understanding and awareness of jewellery practices in the 21st century, while gaining real-world skills through applied projects and world-leading research. You’ll create a distinctive portfolio of work that demonstrates your unique strengths to prospective employers in the jewellery industry, design and creative enterprise.
Creative UK membership
We are members of Creative UK, which means our art and design students are also members until they graduate. With 10,000 members in its network, Creative UK represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries, advocating on the issues that matter the most to creative communities.
View our students' work
View our gallery of student work and learn more about the exciting projects they've been working on this year.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
Throughout your studies, you’ll build the confidence to develop your own individual voice and contribute to a strong studio culture. You’ll learn through material experimentation, rigorous design processes and engagement with industry partners. You’ll gain the theory, practice and methodology you need to independently organise, manage and carry out complex jewellery making. You’ll also gain the confidence to use technology in the pursuit of innovative and creative solutions. Take a look at the course’s Instagram to see what innovations and creations our students have been working on.
You learn through
- studio education and collaboration
- jewellery-making workshops
- digital technologies
- material experimentation
- industry visits and field trips
Course leaders and tutors
Staff profile for Jenny Hutton, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
Nantia Koulidou external web profile
Your lecturer’s view
Watch course leader Nantia Koulidou talk about the BA Jewellery, Materials and Design course at Sheffield Hallam University.
Watch student Yijia He talk about the BA Jewellery, Materials and Design course at Sheffield Hallam University.
You'll have opportunities to arrange single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years. Placements give you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have travelled to India and worked with small jewellery businesses, where together they developed an innovative fair-trade company. You may also be able to work or study abroad – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing scheme.
You'll work on live projects where you'll put together bids for commissions, working with local museums, charities and subject-specific organisations. Recently our students have produced work for museum collections, made jewellery to raise awareness of national charities and participated in international jewellery fairs – as well as developing commercial, ethical jewellery projects with national bespoke jewellery companies.
We'll offer opportunities to go on study trips and visits in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips on the course. These could include workshops, design exhibitions or visits to practitioners’ studios and museums. There may be opportunities to further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. A recent international trip involved taking part in Munich Jewellery Week.
We have excellent links with international, national and local designers and makers who bring industry insight into the course. We'll offer a series of talks delivered by external practitioners from various design practices within the UK and abroad, providing you with industry contacts for potential future placements. You’ll also have a range of opportunities to work on live briefs, expanding your real-world professional experience and wider knowledge base. Our students take part in industry shows where they showcase their work and build connections with galleries, shops and industry professionals.
We'll support you to enter competitions such as the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards. The course benefits from unique support from the Sheffield Assay Office – over many years they’ve provided our students with opportunities to win bursaries for precious metals.
This course prepares you for future study and careers in
- jewellery design and making
- wearable technology and healthcare
- artistic curation and design consultancy
- business and entrepreneurship
- luxury retail and accessory design
- 3D design
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Heatherwick Studio
- Chris Perry Silversmith
- Others Studio
- Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery
- 5+2 Jewellery Hong Kong
- Catherine Best Jewellery Guernsey
- Weston Beamor
- Humairya: British Contemporary Fine Jewellery
- Hayley Grafflin Jewellery
- Lee Simmons
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
You'll have access to a wide variety of facilities across the university campuses – including a 24-hour learning centre, Students’ Union, cafes and eateries, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces and more. You'll be based in a fully equipped and purpose-designed studio, with state-of-the-art facilities including
- jewellery and metalworking workshops
- dedicated photography studios
- industry-standard computer hardware and software
- exhibition spaces
- outstanding print, wood, plastics, metal, mixed media, casting and ceramic workshops
- CAD/CAM facilities including 3D metal printing, laser cutting, wax printing
Learn more about your department
Art and Design facilities tour - Fine metal workshops
Take a look around the fine metal workshops and shared facilities in the Department of Art & Design at Sheffield Hallam University.
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Art, Design or Graphics). For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language or literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art and design-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate
• Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) - pass
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a portfolio review, this is where you can showcase your relevant work and highlight any pieces you are particularly proud of.
In light of the updated advice from the Government about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are not currently offering face to face portfolio reviews but are instead accepting portfolios through digital submission. Find out about what happens at a portfolio review and how you can prepare to produce a strong portfolio.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Creative Strategies, Technologies And Processes||Credits: 60||
|Module: Materials, Meaning And Making||Credits: 60||
|Module: Advanced Making And Design Strategies||Credits: 60||
|Module: Creative Enterprise||Credits: 60||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Graduation Projects: Jewellery, Materials And Design||Credits: 120||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF, 286.2KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.