Draw, plan, design and create in freedom

LAO is the best place in Italy to learn both the techniques and the concepts relating to the planning and design of jewellery. Thanks to the teaching programmes developed over the years and the professionalism of our teachers, the school can offer various courses to allow every student to quickly learn the techniques for graphical representation of jewellery.

Students in the design courses are encouraged to use the knowlege and skills acquired during the lessons to develop their personal creativity. The most important quality for a designer is not just technical skills, important as they are – what makes the difference is the ability to develop projects for use in one-off objects or collections.

Starting from initial sketches every student has to develop their own lines or collections which will be assessed by the teachers and school administrators.

THE JEWELLERY DESIGN COURSES LAST FROM SIX MONTHS TO TWO YEARS

Professional visualization of jewellery ideas

The two-year course is the main course, and leads to the LAO Diploma with a wide-ranging, complete programme, both practical and theoretical.

Students in the design courses attend technical and theoretical lessons that enable them to imagine and then draw realistic representations of both individual objects and collections.
The ability to produce technical drawings and photographic renderings constitutes the strength and independence of every designer.

However, the ability to develop a concept and measure yourself against companies and colleagues in a work briefing remains fundamental.

From the sketch and the technical design, the students move on to colouring with watercolour or other quick, effective tools such as biro or charcoal. In this way everyone is encouraged to adopt the method they prefer. While sharing the same working theme, each person creates their own jewellery, according to their own preferences, in the style they want.

Students who attend a six-month or one-year course will receive an attendance certificate and a certificate of the results achieved in each subject studied, which also specifies the credits awarded.

Short and intensive courses are organized in the summer period (July/September), and other courses are suggested in the “Combined Courses” section. A short intensive course is usually programmed during the summer period.

ACADEMIC COURSE

TWO YEARS

The two-year course is the main course, and leads to the LAO Diploma, with a wide-ranging, complete programme, both practical and theoretical.

Admission to the first year is open to all, while for the second year students from other schools or self-taught must pass an entry test and present their book of work.

TWO-YEAR ACADEMIC JEWELLERY DESIGN

Contents
Technology, technical drawing, rendering, CAD, gemmology, history of jewellery, culture of the project, fashion trends and tendencies, designing, managing the project and group work, marketing , media and communication, development of the product, collection and development of a portfolio, history of costume

Course code CA-DIS
Start and finish October 2022 - July 2024
Classroom hours 1300
Hours of independent learning and workshop 1700
Training credits (ECTS equivalent) 120
Entry requirements School leaving certificate
Total fees Euro 24.500

ACADEMIC DESIGN
FIRST YEAR

Contents
Technical drawing, CAD, rendering, gemmology, history of jewellery, technology, history of costume, culture of the project

Course code CA-DIA1
Start and finish October 2022- July 2023
Classroom hours 700
Hours of independent learning and workshop 800
Training credits (ECTS equivalent) 60
Entry requirements School leaving certificate
Total fees Euro 14.000

ACADEMIC DESIGN
SECOND YEAR

Contents
Technical drawing, rendering, CAD, history of jewellery, culture of the project, fashion trends and tendencies, designing, managing the project and group work, marketing , media and communication, development of the product, collection and development of a portfolio

Course code CA-DIA2
Start and finish October 2022- July 2023
Classroom hours 600
Hours of independent learning and workshop 900
Training credits (ECTS equivalent) 60
Entry requirements School leaving certificate, Course CIA-DIA1 or equivalent*
Total fees Euro 12.000

COURSES

PRACTICAL

The six-month or annual courses follow the same programme as the two-year course, so students who want to then enter the two-year course can do so on the sole condition that they have been awarded all the necessary training credits.

Students who attend a six-month or one-year course will receive an attendance certificate and a certificate of the results achieved in each subject studied, which also specifies the credits awarded.

FOCUS DESIGN
FIRST YEAR PRACTICAL

Contents
Technical drawing, CAD, rendering

Course code FO-DIA1P
Start and finish October 2022- July 2023
Classroom hours 425
Hours of independent learning and workshop 425
Training credits (ECTS equivalent) 34
Entry requirements School leaving certificate
Total fees Euro 9.000

FOCUS DESIGN
SECOND YEAR PRACTICAL

Contents
Technical drawing, CAD, rendering, designing

Course code FO-DIA2P
Start and finish October 2022- July 2023
Classroom hours 375
Hours of independent learning and workshop 450
Training credits (ECTS equivalent) 33
Entry requirements School leaving certificate, Course FO-DIA1P or equivalent*
Total fees Euro 8.000

* year students from other schools must send study certificates and their work book.

To see the Syllabus page, please register.

GALLERY

Jewellery designed by students from various years of the Jewellery Design courses

FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK
Ogni anno l'approccio artistico al complesso tema del gioiello viene esplorato attraverso un concetto specifico e con la selezione di artisti della scena internazionale.
28 APRILE - 2 MAGGIO