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Top Diploma Programs in Jewelry Design

A diploma is an indicator that a student has successfully completed coursework in a particular subject. A diploma enables the recipient to apply the knowledge for a current job or improve his or her skillset to be marketable for another position.

What is a diploma in jewelry design? This program is designed for students who have an appreciation for jewelry and want to learn more about it, either as a profession or a hobby. Students can learn how to design and make jewelry and how to present and sell pieces, as well as study the care and preservation of the items. Some courses specialize in particular types of jewelry, such as silver or strictly gems. Other courses are more comprehensive and teach students all facets of the jewelry industry, from making to selling.

Students completing a diploma program in jewelry design can improve upon their creativity by learning more skills in design, enabling them to make higher quality pieces of jewelry. They can learn how to become better marketers and become more proficient in jewelry production, allowing them to more easily succeed in the field.

The cost of a jewelry design program varies among schools and depends on the program being offered. Diploma programs vary in length from a few weeks to several months.

Students earning a diploma in this field often find work as jewelers, working in jewelry and department stores. Some become self-employed jewelry designers, making their own pieces for their own personal enjoyment or for sale. Others are employed by jewelry companies as designers, creating pieces that are sold on the company website or in stores.

Diploma programs in jewelry design are primarily offered by trade schools and jewelry companies, due to the hands-on nature of the coursework, but an online course may be offered as a convenience as well. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Hungry Creek Art & Craft School

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery desig ... [+]

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery designer, manufacturing jeweller, and self employed studio jeweller or to go onto further study.

Entry Criteria

We welcome students who are committed to making careers as jewellers. Maturity and life experience are considered an asset. Applicants are requested to attend an interview and bring with them examples of their art or craft work. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Jewellery are accepted into year 2 of the Diploma in Jewellery.

Programme Overview

Technical & Practical Skills – Aimed at giving students practical skills in a range of techniques and materials used in jewellery making. It is based in the jewellery workshop where students will acquire skills enabling them to produce work showing high levels of technical expertise.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
March 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The diploma programme incorporates Jewellery Practice that includes Jewellery Design, Drawing and Manufacturing Techniques. Other key areas of study include Gemmology, Te ... [+]

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is situated in the metropolis of Johannesburg and is one of the dynamic Jewellery hubs of South Africa. The state of the art facilities combined with the expertise of the lecturing staff makes the UJ Department of Jewellery Design a premier setting to study towards a career in the Jewellery industry. The department's aim is to cultivate broad-based skills associated with jewellery entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to develop a range of competencies which enables them to achieve their full creative potential.

The diploma programme incorporates Jewellery Practice that includes Jewellery Design, Drawing and Manufacturing Techniques. Other key areas of study include Gemmology, Technology, Contextual Studies and Design Management. The Department promotes a dual focus on commercial and high-end fine jewellery with an emphasis on conceptual design.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

Are you fascinated by the construction and composition of jewellery? Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an artistic edge? If so, our Jewellery Design Program w ... [+]

Carve Your Own Path

With the LaSalle College Vancouver jewellery design program, students can turn a passion into a creatively rewarding career. In only one year, and with no experience necessary, students learn to produce an original collection of jewellery. Experienced and passionate teachers guide students through the jewellery design process, from concept to fabrication, including the promotion of their own jewellery business. Students roll up their sleeves and practice the basics of shaping, forming, soldering and finishing metal to bring their vision of wearable art to life.

Objectives Develop the ability to transform jewelry concepts into jewelry pieces; Translate jewelry concepts into sketches and illustrations using freehand drawing techniques; Develop skills to design and construct fashion jewelry creations; Learn about the various materials available to create jewelry pieces; Learn the history of jewelry design and how culture influences fashion jewelry trends; Produce a collection of jewelry; Acquire skills to produce, manage, market, promote and present jewelry designs. Overview ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus