Language

Italian

Start date

October 2022

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On Campus

Duration

3 Years

Credits

180

Course coordinator

Barbara Brocchi

Discover the bright world of jewellery where ancient traditions merge with innovative techniques to create sophistication: that’s exactly what the Jewellery Design degree program at IED Roma is all about

The Jewellery Design programme at IED Roma aims to build and develop savoir faire, i.e. the ability to combine your knowledge and know-how with personal style, social skills and organizational performance for professional development. Over the three years, you will explore a variety of subjects to make a multi-faceted emotional journey across the different departments and research areas of IED, always with a special focus on dialogue and multidisciplinary work. You will experience professional craftsmanship through practice of ancient techniques and analysis of exclusive pieces of fine jewellery; you will develop innovative knowledge and learn to use such tools as 3D prototyping and forecasting systems that will give you a better understanding of market trends.
Over the three years, you will develop your own creative expression form, something unique to your style and identity that will also be shaping your idea of jewellery while bringing out the best in every wearer. Your efforts will be constantly channelled into achieving uniqueness, and your unique style will stand out within an industry where creativeness is the essence and the source of visions and ideas. We will help you find your own expressiveness and discover how to shape and grow your creative identity.
 

Information to decide

Join the world of luxury with a degree programme where focus is placed on each and every phase of jewellery design. Learn how to design precious, charming and exclusive accessories bringing pleasure and a sense of fulfilment when chosen and used, with creativeness emerging in all its power. 
 

The Jewellery Design programme at IED Roma will give you an in-depth technical background, solid research and analysis skills, and the best tools needed to design a jewellery collection and create prototypes. 

You will study such subjects as history of fashion, design and jewellery, developing a solid cultural background as a basis for interpreting society with its surrounding environment, symbols and codes and any other element translatable into innovative creations. Over the three years, you will acquire a practical project-oriented methodology and solid knowledge of key tools and techniques for jewellery design, including Rhinoceros 3D modelling and rendering.  You will have a fully equipped Goldsmith Laboratory available for you to practice and learn by doing with the most advanced 3D prototyping tools. 

The programme will also provide you with the skills needed for effective communication with many different professional figures:  you will learn how to approach to the whole supply chain, from product development to distribution, gaining insight into economic dynamics, business strategies as well as the best of all marketing and communication tools available in the industry. 

The aim of the Jewellery Design programme at IED Roma is to introduce you to the profession of Jewellery Designer as you gradually discover your own personal style and expressive identity. 

Over the three years, you will have the opportunity to put yourself to the test working on some hands-on projects, sharing experience with other IED students and also companies from the industry to produce valuable high-tech workflow. Indeed, in recent years partnerships have been extended to also include digital start-ups for students to work on special projects with high technological content: an example is a recent project using augmented reality to present the WE ARE 3 collection. Launched by IED, this project also involved foreign countries such as Korea and Mexico, with students from different backgrounds having the opportunity to work together and share ideas, cultural experiences and different project design methods
 

The Jewellery Design programme at IED Roma is designed for students who want to approach the world of jewellery. This is definitely your best option if your passion is about creating from scratch precious jewellery, and decorative accessories that bring out the personality of every wearer, with a style like no other. If you are looking for a new body language which translates emotions into personal accessories, the world of jewellery is definitely for you.  
When you create precious jewellery, you simply have the power to make people feel important, helping them create their own personal style: the jewel is indeed an icon of style and a fascinating object.

We could describe our Jewellery Design degree programme at IED Roma as an all-embracing training opportunity which is open to students from all different backgrounds. Whether you come from art high school and want to build on previously learned skills, or have a totally different educational background, and no matter if you come or not from a family of goldsmiths, over the three years of study we will provide everyone with the same level of knowledge and tools. Together we will cover all the relevant subject areas and build the skills you need to successfully move into the professional world of jewellery.

Over the three years, you will see how your passion can be turned into a finished product, and will learn how to create your own collection, jewel after jewel. You will be trained to become a successful goldsmith, shaping different types of materials to create three-dimensional wearable objects. You will share your creativity with some of the most important teams of the goldsmith industry, working side by side with top designers of Italian and worldwide jewellery. Know-how will become the key factor of your project design and creative process.
 

The Jewellery Design degree programme at IED Roma has forty years of history: over time, the school has seen professionals from all over the Italian jewellery industry, who have contributed with lectures, talks, contests, seminars and international collaborations. 

The city of Rome has a tradition of jewellery starting from the eighth century -back to the Roman and Etruscan times- with traditional manufacturing techniques such as micromosaic and the Castellani collections, and continuing on to the current generation of goldsmiths made strong by centuries of tradition and project design experience. This treasure of knowledge is waiting for you if you choose to take your programme here in Rome. 

The Jewellery Design programme at IED Roma is focused on jewellery design in all its aspects: over the three years you will explore and embrace a whole variety of applications such as high jewellery, fashion jewellery, goldsmithing, watches, experimental jewellery, metalwork for accessories and much more. With its huge heritage and extensive experience, the school in Rome can give you the skills to interpret signs and ideas, leading you along a path that looks to the future but still keeps an eye on the past.

The practical approach of this degree programme is reflected in a new curriculum, with students and teachers getting involved in international contests, projects with businesses, and forming relationships with international schools. Visiting professors are also part of the teaching process, and last but not least, IED students are encouraged to attend industry events, such as the Roma Jewellery Week, where IED students already excelled on many occasions in the past, earning the highest awards. 

Upon completion of your programme, you will possess all the skills required to work as freelance or be employed by leading brands in such sectors as jewellery, fashion jewellery and accessories, watches and also eyewear. Roles will include: Jewellery Designer, Luxury Jewellery Designer, Eyewear Designer, Watch Designer, Product Development, Fashion Trend Researcher, 3D Prototypist Modeller, Jewellery Illustrator.
 

Syllabus

first year

The first year we focus on expanding your cultural background and acquiring project design methodology. Subjects will include History of Jewellery, History of Design, and Gemmology: all disciplines forming the basis of project work. You will experience the potential and limits of metals in different workshop sessions and you will learn both manual and software design skills.

HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY
MATERIALS TYPOLOGY 1
TECHNICAL AND PROJECT DESIGN
DESIGN HISTORY
MODELLING 1
GRAPHIC DESIGN
JEWELLERY DESIGN 1
SEMIOTICS OF ART
THEORY OF PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF FORM
 



second year

On your second year, you will begin to develop expertise on the use of different materials, software tools like Rhinoceros, and also specific techniques like 3D printing. Teaching will focus on the development of creativity and methods, involving participation in international contests and projects with firms from the industry. You will also explore jewellery in its applications for fashion, catwalk shows and exhibitions.

FASHION HISTORY
MATERIALS TYPOLOGY 2
DESIGN TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES
HISTORY OF APPLIED ARTS
MODELLING 2
JEWELLERY DESIGN 2
DESIGN
DIGITAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES - 3D RHINOCEROS SOFTWARE
DESIGN MANAGEMENT
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURAL PROCESSES
 



third year

The third year will be the time of preparing your dissertation project, while also attending fashion shows and exhibitions. Subjects covered will include high jewellery, contemporary jewellery and watches. 
You will have the opportunity to further develop your technical skills and methods, and from one project to the next you will gradually develop your creative and project design identity. You will be guided by your lecturers, who will work closely with you all along the three years of study. 

JEWELLERY DESIGN 3
3D RENDERING
FASHION SETTING
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
JEWELLERY DESIGN 4
 

Faculty

Barbara Brocchi

Course Coordinator

Bonizza Giordani Aragno

Enrico Petti

Paola Volpi

Gioia Capolei

Viviana Gravano

Giorgia Coderoni

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