Foundation Degree Arts – Metalwork at West Dean College

On this foundation degree course, you will develop well-rounded metalworking theory and skills that will enhance your employment prospects or allow you to continue your studies in higher education. Projects become more challenging as the course progresses and encompasses both silversmithing and blacksmithing. You will be encouraged to understand historic craft practice to place your own work in a broader context and gain a keen understanding of the time needed for a piece of work in a creative, problem-solving environment.

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  • 72 weeks

Develop well-rounded metalworking skills and theory at West Dean College to enhance your employment prospects and gain the skills and competences to work towards becoming a professional craftsperson or metalwork conservator. Across all courses you will benefit from close connections with the heritage sector, study trips, placement opportunities and visits from industry experts. Perhaps you have previously studied silversmithing, medieval studies or jewellery making and would like to further your skills, or have an existing qualification and are looking to transfer to a hands-on career. Our courses offer the chance to gain practical experience of making and conserving. Take a Virtual Tour of the studios and college. Levels 4 & 5: Foundation Degree (FdA) specialising in metalwork The Foundation Degree Arts specialising in metalwork allows students to develop metalworking skills and knowledge of processes, techniques and materials, to enhance your employment prospects, or continue your studies in higher education. Project skills encompass silversmithing through to blacksmithing, and become more challenging as the course progresses.  

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