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Jewelry Design


The Jewelry Design program is the first study program proposed at a university level that unites cultural content to manual activities and is finalized in the development of a professional figure that is highly specialized and able to operate at an international level.

The course unites the typical experience of the artisan workshop characterized by the acquisition of the manual dexterity of master goldsmiths, together with in depth investigation of the theory and cultural elements. At the end of the three-year period of studies the student is able to manage the creative process being conscious of the choices made.

After the first period of studies, concentrated in the preparation of the basics with theory and artistic subjects that tend to furnish those determining foundations in the preparation of a designer, from the second semester onwards the student is ever more in contact with the materials, the techniques and the technologies typical to the disciplines linked to jewelry design and goldsmithing. For this reason great importance is given to the practical exercises (construction, micro-modelling in wax, embossing and engraving, setting, micro-press fusion and casting).

The works done by the students are born from the advanced stylistic research supported by the analysis of the international market, the study of the materials and the study of new trends. The maximum creative freedom is allowed, backed up by solid technical and cultural bases. Each student is followed, step by step by professionals of vast experience. For each project proposed all possible variations are analyzed and the choices made are determined by a creative process derived by the acquired mastery of the instruments, the techniques and the materials.

The student thus is able to undertake an ancient craft with a contemporary vision, uniting the use of traditional techniques to the instruments of our times, such as computer design, with a view that includes the strategies of marketing and the evolution of the market.
During the period of studies the school encourages the students to participate in exhibitions and collateral activities directed at the promotion of new talents.

Course Date: October 2017

List of (indicative) principle subjects taught in the "Jewelry Design"

Life drawing
History of Costume
Analysis of styles
Basic design
Technology and materials
History of Jewelry
Jewelry Design
Art History
Computer design
Foreign language
Portfolio preparation
Elements of marketing
Professional orientation

Other fashion school activities

Participation in fairs, exhibitions
Participation in contests (individually or in groups)
Workshops and seminars

Guided tours and visits

Practical work experience in industries (according to requests and possibilities)

Encounters with experts

Guided tours of museums and exhibitions

Cultural and learning trips

Course duration

Three years (6 academic semesters)

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