Diploma in Jewellery

Jewellery

This daytime diploma course is designed to give you the basic jewellery techniques, craftmanship and design skills that will help you prepare for higher studies, develop your artistic expression or simply provide you with new energy in your daily life! Maybe you want to lay the foundation to a completely new line of work or spice up your curriculum or portfolio with fresh qualifications.

CONTENT
The course includes both practical och theoretical elements and is set up in project form, which means you will see your project through from sketch to finished product. You will learn the basic techniques of forging, such as sawing, filing, soldering, smoldering, grazing, sanding and polishing. You will also be given practical knowledge of materials, tools and machines. Your main emphasis will be jewellery design and your own design process before going hands-on in the workshop. Lectures on the history and contemporary art of jewellery will be included in the course.

SETUP
The course merges theory and practice, but the main emphasis lies on the practical elements. Teaching takes place in groups, with individual guidance and supervision of the progress of each student.

The first two weeks of the course include two course days, Fridays and Saturdays hrs 9.00-15.15. After that there will be only one course day a week, every Friday hrs 9.00-15.15. In total the course consists of 14 course days in 12 weeks.

QUALIFICATIONS
No prior knowledge or experience is required.

TEACHER
Özay Emert has a Master’s degree in Jewellery Art and Design from HDK (Academy of Design and Crafts). She has also studied at the Mimar Fine Arts University in Istanbul. Özay is working as a jewellery artist at her own studio/workshop. She has had several exhibitions and has also been guest teaching at HDK.

All our teachers undergo a basic pedagogy course at Medborgarskolan and are offered an extensive internal educational programme with the possibility of personal and pedagogic/methodic development.

COURSE MATERIAL
Course material is not included in the course fee. The cost for clay and glaze will be added. All the tools needed are available in our well-equipped workshop. We work primarily with silver, but you will also be given the possibility to work with other materials, such as copper or brass. Both metal plates and thread will be used. The silver will be weighed, noted and billed after the course. The silver price follows the silver market and is today SEK 14/gram. On the material invoice an extra amount of SEK 100/student will be added for consumables, such as solder and saw blades.

Before course start you will receive a letter with more detailed material information.

GOOD TO KNOW
To receive a diploma, an 80 percent course attendance as well as approved course elements are required.

This course is not eligible for state student grants or loans. However, if you prefer you can divide the course fee in three payments (just indicate this when registering).

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