Through the Fall Semester in Jewelry Design students acquire the basic skills in order to comprehend the profession of designing and creating jewelry objects. The educational path is sketched out so to help students to understand and acquire a working knowledge of jewelry artistry, from cultural notions related to the history of jewelry and the jewelry manufacturing techniques, up to the methodology and the designing of jewels.
Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.
Level and prerequisites: This course is intended for motivated students interested in learning the fundamentals of jewelry design and wish to pursue further study or a career in the field.
Methodology and structure: The program is fully integrated within the first semester of the corresponding three-year program.
Throughout the semester, lectures are alternated with laboratory activities, which provide students with the technical, cultural and basic design tools, necessary to manage their creativity and identity.
The very initial step will be an introduction to the history of art, with the most important artistic movements, and their leading personalities, as well as of the jewel evolution. Furthermore, students will learn to use the traditional drafting techniques necessary to illustrate shapes, forms, and textures of jewelry works. Finally, students acquire the correct design methodology ( tools, techniques, and materials ) to design and realize prototypes in the jewelry lab.
Through the 3 months of the course, students will also learn to interpret the main changes in the history of art and fashion, putting them in relation to the constant development of jewelry and body accessories.
- Style and History of Art and Costume
- Design Methods
- Technical Drawing
- History of Design 1
- Modeling Techniques 1
- Graphic Design 1
- Jewelry Design 1
- Perception Theory and the Psychology of Form
- Goldsmith Lab Workshop