York College

Enrol to this relatively new course (part of the York College Art School suite of courses on offer) that delivers both expert tuition and the creative spark to ignite the imagination.  Prices have not increased for the 3rd year in a row.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is a great Introduction to Jewellery and also for anyone who has prior knowledge of Jewellery and wants to refine and improve their skills. 


Jewellery is at the forefront of the art and craft and this course is no exception. Though the course is technique and project-based, the projects themselves are open to interpretation. The work students produce could be functional, sculptural, decorative or site-specific - anything in fact that can be made in metal and with processes delivered.

Entry Requirements

Anyone can enrol; the course is open to people with previous experience and qualifications in other art and media areas.

Dates & Times

The 2021/22 academic year start dates are being finalised, applications/pre-enrolments for this course will open around May, please check our website around this time and apply/pre-enrol online. If you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Course Length

10 weeks.

Course Content

The course will cater for all abilities and will mainly specialise in core jewellery techniques, saw piercing, annealing, texturing, forming and oxidising metals, soldering, filing, finishing and polishing. Students can then develop into additional processes such as enamelling and making bespoke findings, to produce sophisticated final pieces or just experimental outcomes.

Students will learn in a friendly and professional environment with all appropriate health and safety provision. You need to wear leather fully enclosed shoes. Your tutor will guide you through the processes and techniques and be on hand at all times to answer questions and help you through the technical and aesthetic aspects of working with a range of metals. Students will be given inductions into the core techniques, while more advanced students can refine and enhance their knowledge and skills.

Students will be encouraged to experiment with techniques and processes and to become familiar with the work of both ancient and contemporary makers. Help with expanding your creativity, developing design, and professional advice is also available if required.

Teaching Methods

Tuition will be given in specialist workshops.

Exams and Assessments

There will be no test/examination associated with this course.


There is no formal qualification and students will be able to work at their own pace. The course provides space, equipment and directed.


To other Art School courses; or to further education and higher education courses in Art, Design and Craft.



Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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