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Programme Description


UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: CACJ

A recent addition to our portfolio of university level programmes is the Certificate of Higher Education. 

This is a Level 4 stand alone qualification that is basically the first year of our Degree Programmes. The course will enable those students who are unable to commit to studying for a full BA Honours degree to have an understanding of, and learn the basic skills required in their chosen subject. 

During the first year of study, students will have the chance to explore practical skills ranging from metal forming, fabrication, laser cutting, enameling and casting.  Alongside this, students will undertake drawing workshops which are considered crucial to the development of design and observational skills, they will also develop a deep and informed theoretical knowledge of the field of jewellery.

At a Glance

  Full Time / Part Time

  1 year full time, 2 years part time

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Programme Features


Carmarthen School of Art is known for its ‘family’ atmosphere, and open door policy. Class sizes are small and tutor contact is second to none. The course supports the development of your studio practice with an emphasis on craft and skill. You will be given your own individual workspace and access to bespoke ceramics and jewellery workshops. These include dedicated spaces for jewellery fabrication, enamelling and metal casting, laser cutting and state-of-the-art metal decal printing technology.


Programme Content


A skills based year delivered through a series of workshops, including Jewellery Materials & Methods, Investigating Materiality, Enamel, Form and Surface, Developing Visual Language, Learning in the Digital Era and a Creative Project.

Progression & Employment


Once you have successfully completed the Certificate of Higher Education, you could progress to level 5 of the full degree if you choses to do so.

Upon completing the full BA (Hons) Degree (years 2 & 3) Independent jeweller, artist or designer, accessory designer, applied artist, educator, exhibition curator, retail buyer, arts administrator, community art worker, art therapist, researcher, post graduate study (MA, PhD), innovator etc.


Method of Assessment


Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment with aural and written feedback.

Entry Requirements


Tariff score points accepted: A minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

All full time applicants need to apply online through UCAS.

Part time students apply through the college application system https://www.colegsirgar.ac.uk/index.php/en/application-form 

Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course.

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Additional Costs


There is no additional Studio fee. However, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for specialist materials, printing and for course related excursions.