Birmingham Jewellery Short Courses | BAJ


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Gain an introduction into a selection of simple enamelling techniques on this short course, which will enable you to make basic enamelled jewellery and introduce enamelled colour into your work. You will learn about vitreous enamels and how they are applied to metal, as well as what metals are suitable for enamelling and how to fire and finish them. You will be able to experiment with a range of techniques to build a range of enamel samples.

Next dates: 28 – 29 November 2022

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Learn how to set stones in jewellery, gaining fundamental knowledge about a wide range of setting processes and styles. Whether you’re a student enrolled in a jewellery-related course or a professional already working in the jewellery industry and looking to expand your repertoire, this three-day short course offers a thorough introduction to the stone setting skills you need to make dazzling jewellery pieces.

Next start date: 30 November – 2 December 2022

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In this three-day ring making workshop you will explore and experiment with a range of ring making techniques and complete 3 finished rings in sterling silver: a textured ring, a ring with a cabochon stone, and a spinner ring.

Next dates: 7 – 9 December 2022

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During this beginner course in jewellery manufacturing you will be introduced to a range of fundamental jewellery techniques and skills. You will gain an understanding of the wide range of manufacturing processes available to jewellers and have the opportunity to make a range of items from the sample pieces you create.

Next dates: 12 – 16 December 2022

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As a current student at BAJ or an alumni of the past 3 years you can get a 10% discount on our short courses.*
To find out if you are eligible, please enquire to speak with our admissions team.


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For industry professionals and university graduates looking to develop their skillsets, school leavers looking to get a taste for a career in jewellery and jewellery enthusiasts, we have short courses for you.

The British Academy of Jewellery offers a wide selection of hands-on jewellery design, CAD, manufacturing and gemmology courses created to provide an intensive learning experience, spread normally between 1 to 14 days.

We also offer bespoke CAD programmes where our tutors can design and deliver courses tailored to your needs.


Our Learner Services team is also on hand to give you careers advice and guidance, and you will be able to access our database of current jobs and Apprenticeship vacancies in the jewellery industry.

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