Our range of courses allows individual talent to be developed through access to a unique and enviable range of equipment. Students are encouraged to explore processes and materials - and experiment to push the boundaries of their discipline.
The extensive network of collaborative partners offers exciting opportunities to engage with the traditional techniques of the industry, through cutting-edge technology and into the fast changing, enterprising direction of the future. The graduate exhibition sets out to inspire our visitors and provide an insight into our prestigious School.
Our multi-award-winning building houses a range of traditional-style workshops, exhibition accommodation and state-of-the-art technology. We have studio workshops that provide cut-out work benches, as well as design work stations. Each studio workshop has access to one of the process workshops, which contain larger soldering hearths, polishing machines and other bench-mounted power equipment.
The Basement houses both conventional tool room machines, such as lathes and milling machines, and rooms for casting and electro-plating. There is also a tool and material store to keep your resources topped up.
Our atrium area boasts a lively exhibition space which has a broad selection of shows and displays, which you can also book to showcase your projects. The School also has an extensive computer suite, gemmology laboratory, a richly-stocked specialist library and seminar rooms.
The School of Jewellery celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2015 with an extensive programme of events throughout the year. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School was founded in 1890. The Vittoria Street building’s historical facade conceals a contemporary environment including workshops, a specialist library, an atrium gallery and exhibition space.