Truro and Penwith College

BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieving ‘full confidence’ from the Quality Assurance Agency, our national reputation as one of the leading colleges in the country speaks for itself. Study a specialist degree with us. Be part of our close-knit community. Learn from our dedicated staff. You’ll graduate with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TCSJ301 Competition

      Using the context of externally set briefs, which have specific presentation requirements and outcomes as a vehicle for study, students will work on prepared design briefs set externally by RSA, Goldsmiths Company and other organisations. Generating design solutions and outcomes that extend challenge and fulfil the externally driven requirements.

    • TCSJ304 Research Methods and Dissertation

      Students will develop a research methodology within a negotiated contextual research project which informs their practice and provides evidence for an appropriate level presentation.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • TCSJ302 Technical Research

      This module gives the student the opportunity to research technical skills, processes and materials in pursuit of design and manufacturing opportunities for their Final Major Project. It can involve advanced development of ideas through traditional skills and processes or investigating contemporary technologies and or materials.

    • TCSJ303 Final Major Project

      Students will exploit their chosen materials and processes to display their technical competence and professional attitude. Through a high level of inventiveness, creativity, analysis and specialist understanding, they will demonstrate their critical awareness of their medium and the relevant, contemporary location of their personal aesthetic.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

Find out more about studying at Truro and Penwith College