This course combines the typical artisanal workshop experience, characterized by the acquisition of master goldsmith skills, with the use of the most advanced prototyping technologies. It will develop students into professional designers oriented toward a contemporary interpretation of the most ancient goldsmith techniques, able to manage all phases of design, from the initial inspiration to marketing strategies of the final product
The Jewelry Design program (recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, MIUR) is the first study program proposed at a university level that unites cultural content to manual activities and is finalized in the development of a professional figure that is highly specialized and able to operate at an international level.
The course unites the typical experience of the artisan workshop characterized by the acquisition of the manual dexterity of master goldsmiths, together with a depth investigation of the theory and cultural elements. At the end of the three-year period of studies, the student is able to manage the creative process by being conscious of the choices made.
After the first period of studies, concentrated in the preparation of the basics with theory and artistic subjects that tend to furnish those determining foundations in the preparation of a designer, from the second semester onwards the student is ever more in contact with the materials, the techniques and the technologies typical to the disciplines linked to jewelry design and goldsmithing. For this reason, great importance is given to the practical exercises (construction, micro-modeling in wax, embossing and engraving, setting, micro-press fusion, and casting).
The works done by the students are born from the advanced stylistic research supported by the analysis of the international market, the study of the materials, and the study of new trends. Maximum creative freedom is allowed, backed up by solid technical and cultural bases. Each student is followed, step by step by professionals of vast experience. For each project proposed all possible variations are analyzed and the choices made are determined by a creative process derived by the acquired mastery of the instruments, the techniques, and the materials.
The student thus is able to undertake an ancient craft with a contemporary vision, uniting the use of traditional techniques to the instruments of our times, such as computer design, with a view that includes the strategies of marketing and the evolution of the market.
During the period of studies, the school encourages the students to participate in exhibitions and collateral activities directed at the promotion of new talents.
- Create costume jewelry or fine jewelry based on their own designs
- Design jewelry on a scale producible in the studio
- Manage a project within the confines of available technology and budget
- Create wax and metal prototypes
- Use traditional and contemporary techniques to create jewelry
- Use CAD software CAD and software for 3D printing
- Create a professional portfolio