Participation in a prestigious Craft Fair within Ireland gives the students the opportunity to experience Jewellery and Goldsmithing Design, production, hallmarking, pricing and marketing. The graduate exhibition is held in the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny, showcasing each student’s body of work produced during the three-year course. This opportunity is the springboard to their future careers.
On completion of the course the graduates have the confidence and competency to enter the jewellery industry and have a high employment success rate. Many choose to go into jewellery workshops for further training in Ireland and overseas. A high percentage eventually set up their own businesses or progress to further training or higher education courses. The combination of environment, facilities, expertise in training and the relevance of the course curriculum to the jewellery industry are what makes this a unique course within jewellery training in Ireland.