One-Year / Semester Course in Jewelry Making and Design

Accademia Riaci

Program Description

One-Year / Semester Course in Jewelry Making and Design

Accademia Riaci

The Jewelry Art classes 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.
  • You will also be introduced to business practice, necessary to start up your new professional career.

In the Jewelry Making course, you will discover and learn how to translate your inner creativity and conceptual style into three-dimensional forms to create unique objects.

You 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).

Your study will not be limited to metal and other traditional materials, but can also incorporate items such as beads, plastics, glass and found objects into your works.

In the Jewelry Design course you will be introduced to graphical representation techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge aesthetics with functionality.

Firstly, you will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop your personal project through the use of professional software, exploring your aesthetic sense and originality. Hence, your body of work will evolve from your own ideas and research.

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 your field of study.

Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of 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, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment.

Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

Course contents:

  • Lessons of specialization
  • Assistant interpreter during Lessons
  • Independent Study
  • Guided Art Visits
  • Art Stages
  • Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing) *AVAILABLE ONLY IN ITALIAN

Atelier course

The same curriculum as One-year Course, except Basic Art Lessons.

  • Lessons of specialization
  • Assistant Interpreter during Lessons
  • Independent Study
  • Guided Art Visits
  • Art Stages
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian


One-Year Course

  • Sep. 8, 2014 - Apr. 24, 2015
  • Jan. 12, 2015 - Jul. 31, 2015/Dec. 11, 2015
  • Apr. 27, 2015 - Dec. 11, 2015

Semester Course

  • Sep. 8, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014
  • Jan. 12, 2015 - Apr. 24, 2015
  • Apr. 27, 2015 - Jul. 31, 2015

Cost & Fees

Atelier Course Fees

One Year :

  • Non EU / EU students: €12,000 (per year)

One Semester :

  • Non EU / EU students: €7,700 (per sem)
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
February 2017, September 2017
1 year
Full time
15,000 EUR
Start date February 2017, September 2017
Italy Florence
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 15,000 EUR
One year course fee for Non-EU students. €13,000 (per year) for EU students.