The Centre provides a range of education and training
opportunities for those working or aspiring to work in the industry
through the Goldsmiths' Institute. Our emphasis is on developing
viable and sustainable careers within the sector and our programmes
have benefitted from the inputs of many notable designers and
craftspeople. We have a unique facility that is both aspirational
and inclusive and which aligns perfectly with our charitable
The Goldsmiths' Institute offers three core programmes which
will go 'live' over the coming months these are:
Postgraduate Professional Design
Our flagship initiative led by Dr Stuart Devlin, the
programme recruits up
to six postgraduates who wish to take their creativity to another
applying this to all aspects of their careers and business
aspirations. Over a
period of twelve months and through a mixture of practical design
discussion and presentations, this programme will educate, inspire
a new generation of design-led creative businesses that can
opportunities presented by a fast-moving global
For more information please contact email@example.com
goldsmiths' centre FOUNDATION
Applications for the 2013/14 Goldsmiths' Centre Foundation
Programme are now open. Please click on the links below to
download the 2013/14 brochure and application forms.
The deadline for applications is Monday 20th May 2013 at
Please send your CV and five images of your work along with your
completed application form to the address on the form. Please send
copies and not original images as these cannot be returned.
The Goldsmiths' Centre Foundation
Programme 2013/14 Brochure
The Goldsmiths' Centre Foundation Programme
Part-time & Evening Classes
Offered at full cost the Institute will be developing a range of
courses for 'improvers' and those who wish to learn new skills.
Course sizes are set at a maximum of 10 people and will be based
upon the new City& Guilds qualifications for our sector. We
expect the programme to commence in late summer/autumn 2012.
The Institute is also managing a number of initiatives on behalf
of the Goldsmiths'
Getting Started - An introduction to business for
jewellers and silversmiths
This is a free, week-long course held every January for recent
UK graduates of precious metal courses. Delivered as a series of
seminars and workshops, the programme focuses on the next steps for
those wishing to pursue a career within the industry and has helped
launch the careers of many established jewellers and
Undergraduate Summer School
Held every year in July this is a free, week-long course. It is
aimed at students about to enter their final year of a degree
course and is designed to widen the attendee's perceptions of the
industry. It introduces the work of the Goldsmiths' Company and
challenges delegates to improve their design philosophy and
approach, whilst offering guidance on career paths.
The Summer School covers design practice, creativity, ideas
generation, project work and case studies through discussion,
exploration and sketching as well as the exchange of ideas between
Application forms for the Summer School are available from May
New Designers Event & Awards
Normally held at the beginning of July New Designers is the
premier graduate event here in theUK. From Summer 2012 the
Institute will manage the Goldsmiths' Company's sponsorship of the
event and also award its prizes.
Precious Metal Bursary AWARD Scheme
The Goldsmiths' Company Precious Metal Bursary is a prestigious
award which, over the past ten years, has seen many successful
applicants go on to win other awards and competitions including the
Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Award and New Designers.
The aim of the bursary is to help support undergraduates and
those beginning their careers as goldsmiths whilst they undertake
their final projects. The Precious Metals Bursary Award has been
revised to better reflect today's cost of precious materials and,
from this year, we are offering bursaries for up to a value of
£1,000. It is anticipated that up to seven of these will be awarded
2012/13 academic year.
As well as the bursary, winners will also have the chance to be
publicised at New Designers 2013 and have their finished pieces and
portfolios showcased at the Goldsmiths' Centre during an industry
event after the show.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity and we look forward
to receiving applications that aspire to be part of this.