Jewellery

  • Jewellery

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Students on the jewellery courses have the opportunity to experiment with various traditional and contemporary methodologies and techniques for creating jewellery. From the sketch and the technical design of the object, students move on to its creation in the workshops, guided by the teachers and technical assistants. Each one produces their own piece, according to their own preferences with the appropriate techniques and the most suitable materials for that object. They work with silver and stones, and can call on materials of every type of which the school has a wide stock. All materials are included in the fees, and the jewellery produced remains the property of the students, who can take them away at the end of the course, leaving on for the school for purely promotional purposes. The jewellery courses can last one, two or three years.
First-year entry is open to everyone, while for entry to the second or third years students from other schools, or self-taught, have to pass an entrance test and present their portfolio. Those who cannot attend the three-year course can attend the one-year courses (first, second or third year of the three-year course), or the two-year course (first and second years of the three-year course).

Assessments.

Each school year is divided into three terms: there are assessments at the end of each term, and at the end of the last term there is also a final examination on all subjects in the course. At the end of the third year, candidates must also produce a final thesis.

Intermediate assessments.

At the end of each term, the teachers of each subject assess the students according to pre-established parameters.

The Educational Office in turn assesses each student on the basis of their work.

The secretarial office collects the assessments of the teachers and the Educational Office and calculates the weighted average of the overall assessment for the term based on the different weighting of each subject.

Final assessment.

At the end of the third term, in addition to the teachers’ assessments carried out in the same way as in the previous terms, the Educational Office schedules a final examination on all subjects in the course.

The final assessment is the weighted average of the assessments obtained in the individual subjects and in the final examination.

 

All intermediate and final assessments are expressed in hundredths.

 

Issue of certificates and diplomas.

In order to be awarded a certificate/diploma the student must obtain final marks of at least 60/100ths for each subject and attendance of at least 90% of the total number of hours of the lessons in each subject.

Subjects

The main courses include practical lessons in the workshop (16-20 hours a week) and several hours of theoretical lessons, for example, History of Jewellery, Technical Drawing, and Gemmology.

See details in the annual calendars.

Some courses may be integrated with others (see Academic Courses).

 

There follows a summary description of the courses

 

Title of Course: Three-year Jewellery Making full course
Course Code: ORF
Contents: Jewellery making workshop, individual experimentation, hard wax modeling, technology, technical design, CAD, gemology, history of the jewellery
Total hours: 2500. From October 4th, 2021 to July 31st, 2024
Total fees, VAT included: Euro 30.000
Entry requirements: High School Diploma


Title of Course: Basic/intermediate two-year course.
Course Code: ORB
Contents: Jewellery making workshop, hard wax modeling, technology, technical design, CAD, gemology, history of the jewellery
Total hours: 1800. From October 4th, 2021 to July 31st, 2023
Total fee, VAT included: Euro 24.000
Entry requirements: High School Diploma


Title of Course: Basic one-year course.
Course Code: OR1
Contents: Jewellery making workshop, hard wax modelling, technology, technical design, gemology, history of the jewellery
Total hours: 900. From October 4th, 2021 to July 31st, 2022
Total fees, VAT included: Euro 13.000

Entry requirements: High School Diploma


Title of Course: Intermediate one-year course.
Course Code: OR2
Contents: Jewellery making workshop, hard wax modeling, technology, technical design, CAD, gemology, history of the jewellery
Total hours: 900. From October 4th, 2021 to July 31st, 2022
Total fees, VAT included: Euro 13.000

Entry requirements: Certificate of attendance to OR1 course or equivalent


Title of Course: One-year practical course
Course Code: OR1P
Contents: Jewellery making workshop and hard wax modeling
Total hours: 600. From October 4th, 2021 to July 31st, 2022
Total fees, VAT included: Euro 9.000
Entry requirements: High School Diploma


Title of Course: Six-month practical course
Course Code: OR-6P
Contents: Jewellery making workshop, hard wax modeling, technology and technical design
Total hours: 600. From January 10th, 2022 to July 31st, 2022
Total fees, VAT included: Euro 9.000
Subscription fee: Euro 1.200
Entry requirements: High School Diploma
**Note: After this course it is possible to enter the second year of the practical jewellery making course


Title of Course: Six-month full course
Course Code: OR-SE
Contents: Jewellery making workshop, hard wax modeling, technology, technical design, gemology and history of jewellery
Total hours: 700. From January 10th, 2022 to July 31st, 2022
Subscription fee: Euro 1.200
Total fees, VAT included: Euro 10.000
Entry requirements: High School Diploma
**Note: After this course it is possible to access the second year of the jewellery making course (see course OR2 of the annual calendar)

 


Some Jewellery Making students’ works


 

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