Tertiary Open Days 2010

9 07 2010

For those considering their options for studing gold and silversmithing in Melbourne in a formal tertiary-institution setting, the Open Day programmes are a useful way of getting a look at the facilities of each place of study and perhaps meeting some teaching staff and current students.

  • Monash University (Caufield): 1st August 2010 [link] – though note that it was commented on a recent post that Monash did not have a first year intake for jewellery in 2010, so it would be interesting if this is the case again for 2011?
  • RMIT (city): 8th August 2010 [link]
  • Box Hill Tafe: 22nd August 2010 [link]
  • NMIT (Fairfield) : 31st August 2010 [link]

As I’ve mentioned before, there are of course other well-known tertiary institutions for studying gold and silversmithing around Australia; these include those listed below (though I’m pretty sure there are more places to study):

  • (Sydney) University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts [link]
  • (Sydney) Sydney Institute of Tafe, Design Centre Enmore [link]
  • (Canberra) Australian National University [link]
  • (Wagga Wagga) Charles Sturt University [link]
  • (Perth) Curtin University [link]
  • (Brisbane) Griffith University, Queensland College of Art [link]

Other options for learning gold and silversmithing include:

  • apprenticeships
  • courses offered by private schools (like Goldsmiths School in Brisbane)
  • short courses – I would personally recommend NMIT short courses above CAE due to the superior facilities at NMIT, however CAE do offer a wider variety of courses for those looking to explore; these are the only two place I’ve done short courses in Melbourne, though I understand short courses are also offered at other ‘adult education’ places

I’d welcome any comments on other places to study and learn… especially if you’ve done some short courses you’d recommend to others.



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