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The two-year Master of Arts in Contemporary Jewelry Design offers a wide range of approaches and contexts, training professional avant-garde jewelry designers. Contemporary designs coming from formal and semantic research, artisanal skills that transform into commercial, exploiting the potentials of e-commerce and social platforms in the creation of contemporary jewelry.
The program will focus on the acquisition of technical design skills as well as critical and communicative skills that lead to the promotion of experimentation, in parallel with the study of jewelry perception investigating the ethical and cultural implications in the design and construction of jewels.
The course is based on a solid design and cultural methodology, combined with a strong technical approach, allowing students to work on projects through virtual modeling and 3D printing, training professionals who know how to enhance artisanal and technological processing techniques.
Important links and collaborations with industry and institutions, provide students with opportunities to build a network of contacts during the two-year period, developing their ability to work in a team and increased awareness of the necessary skills to position themselves effectively in the professional world.



Course objectives

  • Capacity to manage the creative and productive process
  • Master the art of goldsmithing
  • Knowledge of expressive languages and the most advanced technologies
  • Understand and interpret the various cultural and artistic tendencies
  • Technical competency in virtual modelling and prototyping
  • Understand and critically analyse artisan and industrial goldsmith production
  • Examine the role of jewelry, both commercial and artistic, beyond cultural, historical and social confines
  • Evaluation of the commercial impact of jewelry production
  • Photography
  • Gemology


Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission and documents to submit for enrollment




International Students (Extra-EU citizens)

  • Enrollment fee: 2.000 Euro
  • Tuition and fees: 9.200 Euro

International Students (EU citizens)

  • Enrollment fee: 1.500 Euro
  • Tuition and fees: 8.400 Euro

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

Educational path

First year

  • Design methodology (6 ECTS)
  • History of applied arts (6 ECTS)
  • Design (10 ECTS)
  • Jewelry design (12 ECTS)
  • Photography (6 ECTS)
  • Technology of new materials (6 ECTS)
  • Digital modeling - 3D rendering (8 ECTS)
  • Electives (6 ECTS)


Second year

  • Design methodology (6 ECTS)
  • Jewelry design (12 ECTS)
  • Accessories design (8 ECTS)
  • Phenomenology of contemporary arts (6 ECTS)
  • Design management (6 ECTS)
  • Digital technologies and applications (12 ECTS)
  • Final project (10 ECTS)


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