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Three year program in Jewelry Design

Bachelor's Degree in Jewelry Design

This course combines the typical artisanal workshop experience, characterized by the acquisition of master goldsmith skills, with the use of the most advanced prototyping technologies. It will develop students into professional designers oriented toward a contemporary interpretation of the most ancient goldsmith techniques, able to manage all phases of design, from the initial inspiration to marketing strategies of the final product

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.

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Course objectives

Create costume jewelry or fine jewlery based on their own designs
Design jewelry on a scale produceable in the studio
Manage a project within the confines of available technology and budget
Create wax and metal prototypes
Use traditional and contemporary techniques to create jewelry
Use CAD software CAD and software for 3D printing
Create a professional portfolio

 

Costs

The Accademia Italiana enrolment fee (paid only once for the three year course) is 1.300 Euro. The yearly tuition fee is 7.300 Euro (payable in two instalments of Euros 3.950 each).
The yearly registration fee for the bachelor degree program is 850 Euro.

Educational path

First Year

History of Contemporary Art 1
Project Design Methodology
Applied Arts and Materials Technology
Computer Graphics
History of Applied Arts: History of Jewelry
Jewelry Design 1:

  • Basic Design
  • Introduction to Jewelry Design
  • Design Techniques and Technology
  • Iconography and Anatomical Drawing
  • History of Costume
  • Foreign Language (Italian-English)

Law, Legislation and Economy of Show Business
Elements of Information Technology

 

Second year

History of Contemporary Art 2
Techniques of Digital Modeling– Computer 3D
Graphic Design
Jewelry Design 2:

  • Metal Arts and Casting
  • Combined Media
  • Materials and Properties
  • Latest Trends in the Visual Arts

Photography
Aesthetics
Elements of Cultural Marketing
Foreign Language (Italian-English)
Perception Theory and Psychology of Forms

 

Third year

Theory and Methods of Mass Media
Jewelry Design 3:

  • Jewlery Design– Studio
  • Jewelry Production Processes

Accessories Design
Techniques of Digital Modeling– Rendering 3D
Fashion Trends
Foreign Language (Italian-English)
Project Design Methodology 2
Fashion Publishing
Workshops, participation in academic events
Final exam (Thesis)

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