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2D Design Certificate at British Academy of Jewellery

Course description

This brand new hands on City & Guilds Certificate in 2D Design is designed to equip you with all the designing tools and methods that are used by professional jewellery designers to create, formulate and finalise an idea before manufacturing. Ideal for those with or without existing design skills and an ideal add on for those with making skills.

City and Guilds Certificate in 2D Design

Course content

You will learn a vast array of skills over 120 hours of teaching. With 4 defined units in:

Exploring Potential of ideas and materials
Perspective Drawing
Drawing & Painting - Colour Study
You will create a series of designs, sketches and sketch books whilst undertaking research, external visits and evaluations as well as look at costing and pricing.
Full course outline:
Experiment and use principles of colour theory
Identify and use primary colours
Mix, identify and use secondary colours
Identify and create tints, tones and shades with colour
Experiment and use qualities of line and mark making:
Use a variety of wet and dry mediums to create lines and marks
Create lines and marks – straight, curvilinear, angular, thick, thin, hatching, overlaid.
Use expressive lines to evoke mood
Create texture using a variety of materials and techniques
Use a variety of materials and techniques to create surface texture
Add mediums to produce low relief, Overlay materials, manipulate materials to emboss, crease, fold, pleat …
Use a variety of materials and techniques to create visual texture – stippling, sponging, spraying, resists, colour discharging.
Develop shape and form
Use lines and marks to generate shape, pattern, random and geometric shape
Manipulate and organise shape to form pattern
Create 3D form
Use construction methods to create 3D form
Use 2D materials to construct 3D form
Work safely and effectively
Exploring Potential of ideas and material - Sampling
Select a process or idea to be sampled
Perspective Drawing
Investigating contextual influences relating to perspective drawing
Using the principles of colour, line, texture, shape and form as relevant, to inform the design of the  perspective drawings
Plan and manage the making of the perspective drawings
Make well-constructed perspective drawings to a saleable standard
Analyse form and shape in perspective
Identify and use a range of drawing techniques and materials
Identify and use a range of wet and/or dry mediums
Identify, prepare and use a range of surfaces
Identify and use a range of art medium
Explore and use appropriate principles of design - rhythm, balance, harmony, scale, proportion, line, colour, tone, proportion, composition, perspective, scale, texture, pattern
Drawing & Painting - Colour Study
Investigate contextual influences relating to colour studies
Document current trends
Document the work of three designer makers
Record research from books/museums/exhibitions/websites
Plan and manage the making of the colour studies to working designs
Produce a range of samples of techniques and processes
Estimate the time and cost to make the colour studies
Make well colour studies of saleable quality, to final designs and following specification – The series will consist of at least six resolved drawings/paintings
Produce a cost sheet and order of work including timescale
Evaluate and present the completed colour studies – Strengths/ Areas for improvement
All work produced for this unit will be collated and stored in an appropriate format
At the end of the course you will have a portfolio of sketches, design work, presentation and technical drawings that can be used in manufacturing the pieces. This course will then in turn benefit your future career endlessly as you will be able to transfer these skills throughout the rest of your work thereafter.
This course has several study options including the option to study in the evenings and two days a week!

Financial information

16-18 Year olds - No Tuition Fees

Co-Funded Fully - Tuition Fees £349
Funded International - TBC
Check out our fees and funding page on our website which should help you identify which group you belong to.


Future opportunities

This course will benefit your future career endlessly as you will be able to transfer these skills throughout the rest of your work in 2D design.Upcoming Start dates:

Further information

We have start dates throughout the year. 

Upcoming Start Dates:

29/04/2013 - 31/03/2014 - (Monday Evenings 18:00 - 21:00)
25/04/2013 - 19/06/2013 - (Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9.30am-5.30pm)
20/05/2013 - 15/07/2013 - (Mondays and Tuesdays - 9.30am - 5.30pm)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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