Why study with us?
Here are our top reasons to choose the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.
Taking 16 top prizes at the Goldsmith Awards 2019
Our internationally renowned School of Jewellery is the largest in Europe, with unrivalled facilities and expertise to develop your career in this exciting specialist sector.
Over 125 years of expertise
In Vittoria Street and now the Assay Office
Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School was founded in 1890. We have since expanded to include the Assay Office, home to one-of-a-kind Gemmology courses.
Utilise our studios, workshops and teaching spaces
Our industry-standard facilities are unrivalled – we have everything you need under one impressive roof, including specialist horology labs, 3D printing, silversmithing, jewellery laboratories and more.
Gain industry exposure
First hand work experience for your CV
You’ll have the chance to gain industry experience through live projects, guest lectures and study trips.
Vittoria Street Gallery
Internal and external exhibitions
Situated within the School, Vittoria Street Gallery hosts a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events which spans the breadth of the jewellery discipline and other associated art and design practices.
Understanding jewellery on a global scale
Overseas trip opportunities in many of our courses give you an international perspective on jewellery and the industry.
Get £150 free credit
Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials
To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.
Learn from the best
Staff prominent in the jewellery industry working with you
Enthusiastic and supportive staff team with whom you’ll have extensive contact time with throughout your course.
Working alongside key industry partners
We support a wide cross section of industry through its research, knowledge transfer activities, training, mentoring and industry focused collaborative consultancy and projects.
Top Tips for Putting Together a Jewellery Portfolio
Need to create a physical portfolio for one of our School of Jewellery courses?
See what Course Director Dauvit and student Lowri Tynan think makes a great portfolio.