Jewelry Making & Jewelry Design Course

Accademia Riaci

Program Description

Jewelry Making & Jewelry Design Course

Accademia Riaci

One Year/ Semester Course

The Jewelry department focus on either the production techniques or design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith.

  • Through our programs and customized instructions - according to each participant’s level and goal - we encourage students to explore and develop their own expressive style, elaborating self-directed projects and research.
  • Projects encompass conventional formats, such as brooches, rings and earrings, as well as experimental designs, both wearable and non-wearable.
  • Students will also be introduced to business practice, necessary to start up their new professional career.

In the Jewelry Making course, students will discover and learn how to translate their inner creativity and conceptual style into three-dimensional forms to create unique objects. They will master a variety of techniques, including: sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging and stone setting. Moreover, we offer you the unique chance to learn the traditional art of “Incisione” (Florentine-style engraving). The study will not be limited to traditional materials, but can also incorporate items such as beads, plastics, glass and found objects.

In the Jewelry Design course students will be introduced to graphical representation techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge aesthetics with functionality. First, students will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop their personal projects through the use of professional software, exploring their own aesthetic sense and originality. The curriculum addresses many topics, including: the study of the light refraction, color theory, technical drawing, perspective drawing, gemology, etc.

One-Year Course

This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to the chosen field of study. Along with practical classes of the major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide students with fundamentals of Italian arts and design. Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.

Through this program, students will not only acquire a solid foundation in their study area, but also they will develop specific and advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, they will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up their career as young professionals. Degree certificates are issued to those who pass a final exam.

Course contents:

  • Jewelry Making/Design lessons
  • Independent Study
  • Guided Art Visits
  • Art Stages
  • Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)

Atelier Course

The same curriculum as the One-Year Course, except for the Basic Italian Art Lessons.

  • Jewelry Making/Design lessons
  • Independent Study
  • Guided Art Visits
  • Art Stages

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent; College Degree or its equivalent.
  • Sufficient language proficiency in either Italian, English or Spanish.
  • If available, a portfolio of twelve artworks that best represent the student’s work style (attached to email).

Required Documents

  • ACCADEMIA RIACI Application Form Application 2017-2018.
  • One passport photo (3 cm x 4 cm).
  • A photocopy of your passport.
  • A copy of High School diploma (or its equivalent), or college/university degree and higher ( documents must be written in English, Italian or Spanish).

If available:

  • Two recommendation letters from the faculty, work supervisor, or any relevant personnel.
  • Portfolio of twelve artwork (by email).

Please submit a portfolio description, listing each piece by number, size, medium and date completed.

Deadlines

  • EU Students – By 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
  • Non-EU Students – By 90 days prior to the course commencement date.

Course Schedule

One-Year program

  • January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
  • September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019
  • January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Semester program

  • January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
  • September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
  • January 14, 2019 - April 26, 2019
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
Jan. 14, 2019
Duration
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1 - 2 semesters
Full time
Price
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7,800 EUR
Semester program: EU students; Non-EU students: €8,700; One Year program: EU students: €13,000; Non-EU students: €15,000
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Italy - Florence, Tuscany
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