10 Reasons To Study With Us
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the Birmingham School of Jewellery.
1. Multi Award Winning School
In 2017 the School celebrated after collecting an incredible 16 prizes at the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards, including the ‘College Cup’ which is the School of the year award. You’ll be encouraged to enter national and international competitions with a chance to exhibit at key exhibitions such as New Designers.
2. 125 years of expertise in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter
Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School has been a leader in the field since 1890. We have since expanded to include the Assay Office, home to one-of-a-kind Gemmology course.
3. State-of-the-art facilities
Our industry-standard facilities are unrivalled – we have everything you need in two impressive buildings, including specialist horology labs, 3D printing, silversmithing, jewellery and gemmology laboratories and more.
4. Industry Exposure
You’ll have the chance to gain industry experience through live project, guest lectures and study trips. Collaborative and live projects with the jewellery industry will give you unique insight as well as giving you the experience of responding to live briefs.
5. Vittoria St Gallery
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. You’ll get the opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes and meet with the exhibitors as part of the Talking Practice series.
6. Overseas Experience
Many of our courses offer you the opportunity to gain an international perspective on the jewellery industry. Students from BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects recently visited the world-renowned SCHMUCK jewellery fair in Munich, Germany.
7. Industry Standard Staff
Enthusiastic and supportive staff, who are prominent in the jewellery industry, will be working extensively with you throughout your course. Our unique approach to teaching comes from our deep understanding and respect for the profession. We deliver a rich mix of world leading learning through making and doing.
8. £150 Free Credit
To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2018, we’re giving away £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and a range of learning materials.
9. Erasmus - Study Abroad
Erasmus provides you with the opportunity to take part in life-changing experiences while studying for your degree. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to complete part of your study abroad in one of many European countries that take part in the scheme.
10. Earn While You Learn
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.