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Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.

Jewellery Multi-Award Winning
Multi-award winning

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.

Jewellery Over 125 Years of Expertise
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.

Jewellery State of the Art Facilities
State-of-the-art facilities

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.  

Jewellery Gain Industry Exposure
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.

Jewellery Vittoria Street Gallery
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.

Jewellery Overseas Experience
Overseas experience

Understanding jewellery on a global scale

Overseas trip opportunities in many of our courses give you an international perspective on jewellery and the industry.

Jewellery Get £150 Free Credit
Meet or Beat scholarship

Meet or Beat scholarship

If you hold an offer and Meet or Beat our published entry requirements, you could be eligible for a £1,000 scholarship. Find out more.

Jewellery Learn from the Best
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.

Jewellery Industry Partnerships
Industry Partnerships

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.

View portfolio guidance