Diploma in Jewellery Design
All That Jewellery Jazz
This lesson focuses on the fundamentals of what jewellery design is and outlines the purpose and value of jewellery. We will look at the role of a jewellery designer and the various career paths in the industry. Additionally, the basic techniques of technical drawing will be introduced and you will be able to create your first 2D drawing of a jewellery piece.
Do You Speak Jewellery
Let's talk about the language of jewellery. This lesson is all about the jewellery language and how to identify the different types of jewellery. This lesson will look at the significant role of design principles and elements and how to apply them in your design process.
Research is "Me-search"
Research is the backbone to great design and this lesson focuses on the role of research and inspiration in the design process. This lesson will define research methodology by identifying the various methods and how to apply your research in mood-boards and presentations.
From Inspo to Jewelo
To tell a beautiful story through your jewellery drawing, you need to know the different techniques in drawing. This lesson will look at these different techniques and will also look at how to render metals and gemstones to bring your story to life. From this lesson you will learn to apply these techniques to create your own drawing from a basic design.
Every designer must have a strong artist statement - great design stems from the true, authentic-self. This lesson will take you on a explorative journey in developing your own personal design language and guide you in creating a clear and compelling artist statement.
The Digital Age
What a glorious age to be alive in and in this lesson you will see exactly why. This lesson will introduce the various methods of designing on a digital platform and you will get familiar with the basic tools in SketchUp/Coreldraw. This lesson will provide you with the knowledge to create your very first 2D digital illustration.
Magics of Metallurgy
Metals are so fascinating and this lesson will focus on the different metals used in jewellery as well as their technical properties. This lesson will introduce basic terms used in the manufacturing process as well as important conversions used in measurement calculations.
Ornamentation has such a rich history and this lesson we will take a journey back in time and explore the history of jewellery. We will look at the different design eras and the impact it had on jewellery. This lesson will be used to get the creative juices flowing by creating your a design concept inspired by one of these era and then we will take this design and modernise it to resemble our latest period.