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Designing and Making Silverware (Apr'17)

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Course code: COM506

Course category: Part-time

Starting month: April

Hours: Monday 7pm-9pm (Starts:24/04/17)

Course duration: 10 weeks

Course aims:
This course is an introduction to the basics of silversmithing. It is suitable for new learners however; anyone with prior experience will be supported to pursue individual projects following discussion.

In the first term, beginners will learn basic skills in piercing, forming, soldering and finishing via a ‘bezel box project’.

Those with experience (or booking onto further blocks) will focus on creating a small (yet more complex) sculptural and individualised piece incorporating techniques such as press-work, forging, mitering and scoring. Candle-holders or culinary utensils are suggested projects.

Whilst silverware is commonly perceived as ‘shiny and polished’ there will be an emphasis on considering surface finish, embellishment and decoration.

During your learning journey, you will also gather some contextual awareness of makers in the field and sources for materials to further your personal learning.

Awarding Body: 0 - Non applicable

Costs of your Course:
There are five parts to the cost of your course:

  1. Tuition Fees
  2. College registration
  3. Awarding Body registration
  4. Resource Fee
  5. Exam / Assessment Fees

Tuition fees

How much will the Tuition Fees cost?

Below are the fees for this course.

Home/EU students tuition fees (per year): A) £140 B) £98 C) £49

Category A: If you are not claiming any benefits you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You can pay online, over the phone or in person at the Student Centre at the Main Pelham Campus.

Category B: If you are claiming Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support or Pension Credit you pay this fee. You will need to enrol in person and provide evidence* that you have been in receipt of this benefit within the last 3 months.

Category C: This fee is payable if you are a Jobseeker claiming JSA or ESA. You will need to enrol in person and provide evidence* that you have been in receipt of this benefit within the last 3 months.

Evidence can be in the form of an official benefit letter or statement, dated within the last 3 months or an older letter or statement accompanied by a recent bank statement (dated within the last 3 months) showing that you are still in receipt of the benefit.

Although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, it does not form any part of a contract between City College Brighton and Hove and the student. Courses may be subject to change.

Timetables are subject to change and you should check with your tutor prior to enrolment for the details of your timetable.