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12th January 2010, 1:51pm
Eye-catching new course for aspiring jewellery designers
Brooch, woven silver  Professor Norman Cherry; photocredit  David Widdicombe The University of Lincoln has unveiled an exciting new degree programme in design.

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Object begins in September in the University's prestigious Lincoln School of Art and Design.

Students will study the creation of contemporary jewellery and artefacts, learning a variety of specialist design and related craft skills.

The three-year course will equip graduates for a wide range of careers, including as jewellery artists and designers, accessories designers and design managers, as well as roles in merchandising, conservation and design retailing.

The programme will be based in the University's Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, which is led by Dean Professor Norman Cherry, an internationally-recognised expert in the field of jewellery and object design.

A former Head of the Birmingham School of Jewellery, his work has been extensively exhibited internationally and many of his pieces are held in private and public collections throughout the world, including the British Museum and the Royal Museum of Scotland.

Professor Cherry, who has been closely involved in the development of the new course, said: "This is an exciting new programme for students aspiring to work in what is one of the most vibrant and dynamic art and design fields today. I'm very much looking forward to welcoming the first cohort of undergraduates to the Faculty in September."

The BA (Hons) Jewellery and Object course will be headed by Senior Lecturer Neil Simpson, who brings to it a wealth of design expertise and experience.

Mr Simpson said: "Students will acquire a broad base of practical design skills, theoretical knowledge, and integrated technical skills enabling them to practise in the professional design world."

For more information on the new programme BA (Hons) Jewellery and Object, visit

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