Silversmithing and Jewellery Design

Course Description

The course embraces diverse approaches to jewellery and silversmithing. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials and processes, including metal, ceramics, plastics, wood and textiles.

With a focus on high quality craftsmanship, we place great importance on traditional hand skills whilst fully acknowledging the new and exciting possibilities also offered by digital fabrication.

Our aim is to help you develop a personal design identity, providing a stimulating creative environment where innovation is encouraged and you’re able to pursue and realise your ideas. You’ll be supported by access to excellent workshops and a staff team who are practicing designer-makers or researchers, ensuring industry currency and relevance.

Further Details:

Qualification: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Design 5M2208

Credit Value: 120 credits Full Award 

Location: C.T.I. Senior College, Clonmel

Type: Full Time

Duration: 1 academic year

Start Date: September 2020


  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Combined Materials
  • Art Metalwork
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Ceramics

Entry Requirements:

  • Adult learners over the age of 21 or persons displaying a specific skill set and/or life experience are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered on a ‘first come basis’ following the outcome of this meeting.
  • Offers are subject to the applicant meeting the requirements of the course.

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2020. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


Higher Education Institutions through Higher Educations Links Scheme e.g. Limerick School of Art and Design, Crawford College of Art and Design, DIT, IADT, NCAD and WIT. C.T.I Senior College also offers progression to both Fine Art with Ceramics and Silversmithing and Art Metalwork at Level 6.


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: Susan McCarthy, Course Coordinator
(052) 612 6269