Master Program in Jewelry

Accademia Riaci

Program Description

Master Program in Jewelry

Accademia Riaci

Master Program in Jewelry

Taught in Italian or English

Master program in Jewelryis designed to provide students an opportunity to achieve the highest personal and professional accomplishment in the Jewelry field.

The curriculum provides a broad exposure to techniques, expands knowledge of applied design, and strengthens perceptual and philosophical concepts and expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with any techniques and materials that will support their project. Technical areas of study offered are: soldering, sheet fabrication, raising, stretching, forging, repousse, die-forming, casting, stone setting, tool making, metal finishing, chemical patination, titanium and aluminum anodizing, photo etching, metal inlay, roller printing, silver plating, working with plastics, and incisione. The jewelry studios are equipped with a wide array of tools for lapidary, enameling, forging, casting and electroforming work; the machinist room has lathers, saws, mills, and grinding and polishing machines.

Master students are assigned a private workspace. Before graduating, students are expected to demonstrate that they have developed their technical skills in areas that support their specific artistic direction. Professional development opportunities for Master students include: developing portfolios; encouragement to enter national exhibitions and competitions; and seminars devoted to resume writing, career planning, and teaching skills. The students in Master course focus on Jewelry Making, Stone Setting, Incisione and brattishing and Jewelry Design.

Curriculum

Jewelry Making

  • Gemology
  • Advanced Jewelry Making
  • Advanced Jewelry Creative Making
  • Advanced Jewelry Casting Technology
  • Fine Jewelry Portfolio
  • Diploma Project

Stone Setting

  • Gemology
  • Advanced Jewelry Casting Technology
  • Advanced Stone Setting
  • Advanced Jewelry Making
  • Fine Jewelry Portfolio
  • Diploma Project

Jewelry Etching and Brattishing

  • Gemology
  • Advanced Jewelry Etching
  • Advanced Jewelry Casting Technology
  • Advanced Jewelry Projects
  • Fine Jewelry Portfolio
  • Diploma project

Jewelry Design

  • Gemology
  • Advanced Jewelry Design I
  • Advanced Jewelry Design II
  • Fine Jewelry Portfolio
  • Jewelry Drawing
  • Independent study in Jewelry Design
  • Diploma project

**Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.

Admission Requirements

1. Graduates of Riaci's Basic and/or One - Year course, or...
- Graduates of 4 year colleges in art or design / Equivalent working or training exerience in a specific field, and desires to pursue their studies in a further advanced level.


2. Sufficient language proficiency in either Italian, English, or Japanese


3. A qualification exam including a 12 piece portfolio that best represents the student's work style is required for admission.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Italy Florence
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 12,000 EUR
€14,000.- for non-EU students