M.A.- Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts, Postgraduate Diploma- Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts;Postgraduate Certificate- Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts (2D) ;Postgraduate Certificate- Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts (3D)
Aims of the course
The focus of an MA by Project is a self-originated substantial body of independent work. The research project may be practice-based, or developed as a thesis. The project may involve the development of design(s), artwork(s), craftwork(s), artifact(s), article(s), musical instrument(s), or research on existing examples of the above, or processes for the production or development of the above, submitted as a body of practical work with accompanying reflective and critical report. Alternately, the research can be written up and submitted as a dissertation. It is undertaken by proposing a project and then carrying it through within a supportive and structured framework.
The facilities for working with precious and non-precious metals and allied materials at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design are extensive. The entire 5th floor of Central House has been developed with grants from Goldsmiths’ Hall and European funding, and is outstanding for the range of process that can be facilitated and supported. The course is able to offer access to a wide range of specialist workshop provision including:
resin and perspex forming
working with steel, wood, plaster and ceramics
Types of Projects
the development of a range of conceptual, studio, or designer/maker work
the creation of designs in relation to brand identity, business strategy, and business plan, manufacturing and production process in jewellery, silversmithing, and metal
practice-based and/or theoretical research into processes such as anticlastic raising, stone setting, laser welding, casting, enamelling, patination, surface treatments, and materials.