At Middlesex we take a highly practical and critical approach to jewellery that ensures you spend the majority of your postgraduate study researching and making. This combination of in-depth analysis and hands-on experience will enable you to draw on a diverse range of expertise and resources while questioning and developing your practice in a contemporary context for a stimulating and successful career.
You will explore a chosen area of jewellery in a contemporary context while enhancing your technical skills. You'll be able to employ a variety of reflective methods to develop your own creative research proposal with the advanced communication skills to present, discuss and evaluate your work effectively.
You’ll explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of jewellery. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you'll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.
You will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to jewellery research using both historical and contemporary sources. You’ll explore the work of practitioners and scholars in your chosen area and the contemporary research problems they face. By the end of the module you’ll produce an illustrated research survey.
The final module is an opportunity for you to bring together the knowledge and skills that you have acquired during the course and apply them to a significant project encompassing jewellery futures. Using research methods, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate relationships between theory and practice. By the end of this module you will produce a portfolio or public exhibition of a substantial body of practice work supported by critical and reflective written work.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Your skills, knowledge and understanding will be entirely assessed by coursework including practical projects, oral presentations and supporting written work. There are no exams.
Helen Carnac is a London-based maker and curator. She has exhibited her work both locally and internationally and enjoyed a privileged position as artist in residence at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show in 2016.
Tim Carson has been making jewellery and other larger scale 3D work for over 20 years. He is the co-founder of Timothy Information Limited and has exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Galerie Smit in Amsterdam, Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco and Galerie 84Ghz in Munich.