fine jewellery design

To plan and design a jewellery collection requires training in creative skills alongside an advanced knowledge of the traditions of the jeweller

The course

The course is intended for those who already have a degree and a portfolio that contains examples of jewellery design. Students are taught to design jewellery collections that combine creativity, research and innovation. Acquiring the advanced knowledge of the Italian and international manufacturing tradition permits the student to create jewellery that is in line with current trends in the market and with the image of the brand.  

Beginning with the study of the materials used in fine jewellery and the application of drawing tools for visual representation of their ideas, students will deepen their analysis of jewellery design in order to develop new proposals aimed at a contemporary market. The study of a project that references an international fine jewellery company allows students to study the characteristics of excellence in process and product related to the brand. Students will go on to use a creative approach and make a collection of jewellery designs aimed at the current market for a leading company in the sector of 'Made in Italy' fine jewellery. This work will also include the creation of a prototype in the workshop through the development of all phases of project development, from the graphic design and 3D visual proposals to final construction. In addition, the student will gain knowledge about research methodologies, management and marketing.

The designer and jewellery maker has complete knowledge of theoretical and technical skills in fine jewellery design and production. This professional is an artist, jewellery maker and designer who can develop collections in line with international professional standards. The creative individual meets the current demands of the market and the brand image of the customer for whom he or she works. He or she understands each stage of the production process, taking into account the marketing and management strategies as well as the communication and promotion of the product.
The designer and creator of jewellery works freelance or, alternatively, in one of the many companies that deal with fashion and luxury jewellery in national and international context

Learning outcomes

On completion of the master’s in fine jewellery design and creation, the students will be able to:

  • design and plan a collection of accessories by following a professional brief;
  • assess the application of techniques and materials (stones, cutting, alloys, units of measure and weight…) for the creation of jewellery; 
  • manage both the technical design and the illustration of jewellery;
  • construct small prototype models by hand and create a 3D software rendering of jewellery
  • understand market oriented strategies of luxury accessory companies.

Course themes

  • jewellery and construction
  • exploration of the design collection 
  • visual communication and design management
  • research methods