Creative Wax Carving and Modelling - CSD

  • Level: Short Course
  • Starting: October 2019
  • Study mode: Short Course (One Term (2.5 hours per week))
  • Location: School of Jewellery

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This part-time short course aims to teach you the carving, modelling and designing skills, whether at a beginner or more advanced level. This will include wax carving using files and burrs, applying heat for building up a model or repairing mistakes and finishing techniques to obtain a clean casting. You will be introduced to various metal finishing techniques to fully complete your pieces of jewellery.

The tutor will demonstrate how to make a prototype that can be reproduced to make multiples of the same design. The lost wax method and mould making technique will be explained accurately.

You will also be encouraged to develop your ideas and designs, exploring the possibilities through drawing and working directly with wax or milliput. By the end of this course you will be able to design three dimensional pieces suitable for casting.

This course is not open to International students

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
CSD Oct 2019 SC One Term (2.5 hours per week)

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Part of the University’s commitment to life-long learning, these part-time evening classes enable you to explore your particular interest and build on existing skills. The focus is on learning through creative practice for its own sake and without the constraints of studying for an award.

No formal qualifications are required for Creative Wax Carving and Modelling but you should be motivated and demonstrate an interest in the subject you wish to pursue. While largely for adults of all ages with some experience, there are a few opportunities for beginners.

Please apply for the Creative Self Development course in Creative Wax Carving and Modelling direct to the School of Jewellery.

For an application form or further information contact:

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6477

Payment and Enrolment

To confirm a place on the course, you must pay the course fees in full during enrolment before the course starts. 

Find out more information on the 2018/2019 part-time courses at the School of Jewellery

Part-time course programme

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Our Facilities

The School of Jewellery's Vittoria Street building is inspirational and functional. A blend of traditional historic and cutting-edge contemporary, it is light, spacious and extremely well-resourced.

An extensive refurbishment programme integrated the Victorian Gothic building of 1863 with the adjacent 1912 extension and a site further down the road. The architects’ success in doing so resulted in awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Civic Trust.

Our staff

Our staff are experts in their field and support students on their journey through their chosen course into professional life.

Prospective students from the UK or EU

  • Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to a range of questions about our courses and studying here.
  • If you need further help, you can contact the Course Enquiries Team online by using the Course Enquiry Form.
  • Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)121 331 5595.


For further information about the Creative Self Development course in Creative Wax Carving and Modelling, contact:

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6477