Jewelry Design

Florence has a long-standing tradition in jewelry making and LdM School of Design offers an artistic and cultural reference point for students, who start with the history of jewelry design, and pair with basic jewelry techniques such as: sawing, filing, soldering, bending, forging, engraving and polishing. LdM encourages experimentation: each project is designed to stimulate individual learning and skills development and students learn to channel their creative inspiration through the manual skills acquired: these are the qualities of a jewelry designer.

 

 

Course List

CERTIFICATE (1 Year)

1ST SEMESTER (FALL ONLY)

•History of Jewels and Their Symbolism  3 cr./45 hrs
•Jewelry Design I  3 cr./90 hrs
•Jewelry Making I 3 cr./90 hrs
Metals in Jewelry Making  3 cr./45 hrs
•Wax Carving and Casting Techniques I 3 cr./60 hrs

2ND SEMESTER (SPRING ONLY)

•Gemology  3 cr./90 hrs
•Jewelry Design II  3 cr./90 hrs
•Jewelry Making II  3 cr./90 hrs
•Stone Setting I  3 cr./60 hrs
•Trend Forecasting  3 cr./45 hrs

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (Year 2)

1ST SEMESTER (FALL ONLY)

•Contemporary Jewelry Design  3 cr./60 hrs
•Jewelry Making III 3 cr./90 hrs
•Modern Technology in Jewelry 3 cr./45 hrs
•Wax Carving and Casting Techniques II 3 cr./60 hrs
•Stone Setting II 3 cr./90 hrs

2ND SEMESTER (SPRING ONLY)

•Portfolio Development in Jewelry 3 cr./60 hrs
•Jewelry Making IV 3 cr./90 hrs
•Advanced Project in Jewelry 3 cr./90 hrs
•Alternative Materials in Contemporary Jewelry 3 cr./45 hrs
•The Artist in the Studio 3 cr./60 hrs

Facilities

– Fully-equipped lab with machinery used in jewelry production

– Updated computer programs to develop rendering and 3D projects