Jewelry Design Professional Course

JEWELLERY DESIGN

PROFESSIONAL COURSE

  • Made in Iyaly
  • Made in Iyaly
  • Made in Iyaly

Duration: 370 hours

Lessons are staged at the following three times

10am/1pm
3 pm/6 pm
6 pm/9 pm

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30 HOURS OF FREE-HAND DRAWING

30 HOURS OF DIGITAL DRAWING

10 HOURS OF GEMOLOGY ELEMENTS

300 HOURS OF IN-COMPANY TRAINING

30 HOURS OF FREE HAND DRAWING / STYLING OF JEWEL

The lessons are modulated according to the student’s needs and attendance and frequency are therefore flexible.

During the lesson hours, the student acquires the basic notions for free-hand jewellery drawing.

The class is numerus clausus with at most five students.

Subjects addressed during the course

Real-life study and graphic reproduction of elements to acquire the skill to make a quick free-hand sketch of a jewel. Hand-on learning of colour techniques such as chiaroscuro, watercolour pencils, pantone system, tempera, etc;

Experimental illustration. Application of jewellery illustration drawing techniques which takes into account the right position of light and shade, special gold reflections and gemstone transparencies.

COURSE PROGRAM:

30 hours
of free-hand drawing/jewellery design. 3 time bands.

The made in italy school professional course enables you to learn a trade and find a job straight away.

ELEMENTS OF TECHNICAL DRAWING

  • Orthogonal projections
  • Axonometric projections

FREE-HAND DRAWING

  • Exercises on simple shapes
  • Copy of three-dimensional objects
  • Free-hand geometric constructions

ILLUSTRATION

  • Drawing pen technique
  • Colouring of: bezel stones, cabochons, diamonds, pearls, metal

TYPES OF JEWELLERY (and ACCESSORIES)

  • Main types of: rings, ear-rings, necklaces, bracelets, broaches,(belts, watches, eyewear)

DESIGN

  • Design phases
  • Fast prototyping
  • Free design
  • Design following a creativity briefing
30 HOURS DIGITAL DRAWING / RHINOCEROS

Study of Rhinoceros 3D (Mc Neel) software, now commonly found in design firms.

The aim of the module is to learn the main functions of Rhinoceros 3D (Mc Neel) software, now commonly found in design firms.

In particular, goldsmith production is one of the areas where the potential of this software has most developed; this software is very light, inexpensive and very effective in modelling the complex shapes required in object design.

During the teaching course, various 2D and 3D exercises and jewellery modelling will be staged.

COURSE PROGRAM:

THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE PROGRAM

THE CURVES

  • Drawing the curves
  • The transformations of the curves

ADVANCED CURVE FUNCTIONS AND ANALYSIS TOOLS

APPROACHING 3D

PRIMITIVE SOLIDS

BOOLEAN OPERATIONS

SURFACES

  • Surface modellers
  • The transformations of surfaces and poly-surfaces
  • Tools on surfaces
  • Surface and poly-surface analysis tools

CURVES FROM OBJECTS

2D DRAFTING AND DIMENSIONING

10 HOURS OF GEMOLOGY

The module offers a basic knowledge of the fundamental theoretical/practical notions of gemology regarding the characteristics and properties of gemstones used in the industry.

COURSE PROGRAM:

DEFINITION OF MINERAL AND GEMSTONE

OPTICS: DEFINITIONS AND LAWS

NOTIONS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF GEMSTONES

INFORMATION ON BASIC TOOLS FOR GEMOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (Refractometer, polariscope, dichroscope, microscope, lens)

CORINDONS, BERILLES AND THEIR MAIN VARIETIES: Characteristics and exercises on natural and synthetic samples.

GEMOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MAJOR MINERALOGICAL SPECIES AND VARIETIES

FUNDAMENTAL GEMSTONE INDEXING

300 HOURS OF PRACTICAL TRAINING

Practical training is the most important part of the IGA Jewellery Design Professional Course

Training is done inside selected facilities.

An aptitude interview makes it possible to understand the student's needs and motivations, useful for his or her correct placement in the different partner structures.

Training attendance is flexible to meets the student's commitments, bearing in mind that weekly attendance (morning or afternoon) cannot be less than three working days and in any case cannot last more than 3 months.

In each facility is the tutor of the IGA student who accompanies him/her along the entire study course.

At the end of training, the I.G.A. DIPLOMA is awarded, a passepartout for the world of work, as well as certifying the student's attendance at the course, also bears, at the bottom, the signature of the stylist, thus becoming a real acknowledgment of the experience acquired.

JOB PLACEMENT

FIND A JOB

Job Placement both in Rome and abroad

At the end of the course, the Academy helps its students to find a job in their specific training sector, thanks to the JOB PLACEMENT office, both in Rome and abroad. This includes drawing up a CV and sending weekly newsletters with the best job offers.

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