Course in Jewelry Design - Fall Semester
Semester Courses - Milan
- Attendance: Full-time
- Language: English
Jewelry is more than craftsmanship, it’s an art that requires the ability to translate an intangible idea into a concrete object. Jewels are more than wearing ornaments, they are ‘documents’ that reflect the historical and cultural context as well as the technology of the time in which they were made.
The Jewelry Design semester program gives you the possibility to get steps forward into the jewelry design field, allowing you to you acquire the skills in order to comprehend the profession of designing and creating jewelry objects. The educational path is sketch out so to help you to understand and acquire a working knowledge of jewelry artistry, from cultural notions related to 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 designed for secondary school graduates wishing to learn the fundamentals of jewelry design or university students and professionals from other fields, looking for a career change. Apart from an intermediate level of English and the high-school diploma, there are no other prerequisites to enter the course.
Methodology and structure: The course is fully integrated with the first semester of the Three-year course in Jewelry Design, except for the Design Methods and jewelry design classes, which are dedicated exclusively to the semester students.
Throughout the semester, lectures are alternated with laboratory activities, which provide you with the technical, cultural and basic design tools, necessary to manage your 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 you will learn to use the traditional drafting techniques necessary to illustrate shapes, forms, and textures of jewelry works. Finally you acquire the correct design methodology ( tools, techniques, and materials ) to design and realize prototypes in the jewelry lab.
Through the course you will also learn to interpret the main changes in the history of art and fashion, putting them in relation with the constant development of jewelry and body accessories.
The nexus between knowledge and knowhow is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative and critical skills and competencies that are the ultimate goal of education at the IED.
Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the didactic process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.