4th edition - The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design is to train professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a field that has been constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The Jewel Designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewelry, i.e. watches, fine jewelry, precious stones, fashion accessories and metal, with an open mind asset for both creative and operative aspects. The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original personality to collections, in line with future scenarios.
Career opportunities - The Jewel Designer can work as a free-lance opening an independent studio or associate at small, medium and large companies in the sector or in public and private institutions. This professional is able to develop and manage a project - in accordance with different customer's requirements - and to support the steps of research and production.
Target - The Master in Jewelry Design calls for students with a Honours Degree related to design and fashion. It is also the proper specialization for professionals and artisans looking for a deepening into technical aspects as well as the ones related to the market and product dissemination.
Methodology and structure - The Master in Jewelry Design is structured to buildthe preparation in strategic sectors of jewelry, making participants ready to respond to different market opportunities.
Through direct project experiences in laboratory, learning of traditional techniques, knowledge of materials and new production techniques, the student receives the methodological bases for the creative process and the professional practice, including the ability to present and promote projects. Special attention is paid to the knowledge of the culture, the historical-critical and economic instruments of the sector.
Design workshops introduce students to the creation of watch; fine jewelry design focuses on the study of gemstones including their features, nuances, colors and market values. The workshop dedicated to Industrial Jewelry Design illustrates the entire range of jewellery, the use of precious and non-precious, unconventional materials, complex surface treatments.
Students acquire a higher expertise in the three-dimensional design: from a strong knowledge of the geometry to the most advanced construction solutions of the jewel, using specific softwares. Knowledge of theories and experiences in marketing and advertising allow students to adopt a new approach, by learning communication methodologies.
The Master ends with a Final Project, as a synthesis of the academic course, useful later as a portfolio to enter the job market.
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Last updated March 21, 2018