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Three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts

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 (recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, MIUR) 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 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


Admission Requirements





International Students (Extra-EU citizens)

  • Enrollment fee: 2.000 Euro
  • Tuition and fees: 8.900 Euro

International Students (EU citizens)

  • Enrollment fee: 1.500 Euro
  • Tuition and fees: 7.800 Euro

Partial scholarships and promotions may be available. Contact our Admission Office for more details.
Non-refundable Admission exam fee for Bachelor's degrees: € 150.
Yearly regional tax (DSU) for students enrolled in a state-accredited Bachelor's degree: € 140.
Payment plans in installments available upon request (extra charge applies).

Educational path

First Year

  • Contemporary Art History 1
  • Project Design Methodology
  • Textile technology
  • Computer Graphics
  • Model Making
  • Jewelry Design 1
  • Iconography and Anatomical Drawing
  • Silk-screen Printing Law,
  • Legislation and Economy of Show Business
  • Elements of Information Technology


Second year

  • Contemporary Art History 2
  • History of Fashion
  • Jewelry Design 2:
  • Latest Trends in Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Photography Layout and visualisation techniques
  • Costume Design
  • English as a foreign language
  • Elective subject


Third year

  • Theory and Method of Mass Media
  • Jewelry Design 3
  • Accessories Design
  • Cultural Marketing
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Setting
  • Fashion Publishing
  • Elective subject
  • Extra activities: traineeships, workshops, events and competitions
  • Final project (thesis)


jewelry design