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Bachelors in Jewellery Design & Technology

(Level 7)

$12,000 NZD per annum - Domestic (Fees-Free, student loans & allowances available to eligible students)

$24,000 NZD per annum - International

Epsom

3 Years

360

Credits

We mean business – the jewellery business! Our Bachelor’s degree-level programme is designed to prepare you in every aspect of jewellery manufacture. It will equip you with all the skills you need to be a successful jeweller – including research, manufacture and presentation skills.

 

You will be encouraged to enhance your creativity through fine and contemporary jewellery as well as developing technical and theoretical skills to a high standard.

Career Pathways :
 

  • Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a range of settings such as manufacturing, goldsmithing, jewellery & Designer organisations or in a self-employment/freelance practitioner capacity. 

  • Roles may include: Goldsmith, CAD Jewellery Designer, bench jeweller, freelance practitioner.

What you will learn :
 

The aim of this new three-year degree is to provide high-quality and motivated jewellery manufacturing professionals to meet the needs of New Zealand and international Jewellery Trades. Roles may include Goldsmith, CAD jewellery, bench jeweller, freelance practitioners. 

The programme will develop students into professionals that are able to manage all phases of design, from initial inspiration, analysis and development to finishing the final product. Students are encouraged to visit and participate in exhibitions; fashion shows and interacts with senior professionals in the industry. 

Methods of delivery :
 

This programme will be delivered with an integrated mix of directed classroom lectures and practical activities with a focus on building robust theoretical concepts and advanced practical knowledge required for the application of skills. 


The delivery will include working sessions, technical and practical workshops, authentic projects, research activities, group and self-reflection activities. Guest speakers from the industry and lecturers from other international institutions will be engaged at regular intervals to enable and present learners with current and industry best practices. In addition, students would be encouraged to visit and participate in exhibitions; fashion shows and interacts with senior professionals in the industry.

Entry Criteria

  • Attend an interview along with a portfolio of 6-12 sketches of jewellery designs; or

  • Undertake an audition

  • Meet the New Zealand, National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 entry requirements  or

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years industry or life experience relevant to Jewellery design and creation, in addition, these applicants must undertake a supervised written assessment to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills including an essay (500 words) followed by a task on interpreting measurements.

For International enquiries, please contact us on:

0800 739 832 (within NZ)

+64 9 520 4653 (outside NZ)

 email info@nzsaf.ac.nz

Skills taught

Practical goldsmithing skills (through comprehensive hand-making, digital and other manufacturing techniques) required in creating fine jewellery.

 

Advanced specialist skills required to develop and generate creative design solutions to manufacture jewellery.

 

Research skills

 

Analysis of a broad range of information to independently select and apply critical thinking in the management of unfamiliar and sometimes complex projects.

 

How to select, adapt and apply a range of professional business acumen relevant to their own practice.

 

Independently manage projects and present their work in a variety of contexts.

Programme Outcomes :
 

The aim of this new three-year degree is to provide high-quality and motivated jewellery manufacturing professionals to meet the needs of New Zealand and international Jewellery Trades. Roles may include Goldsmith, CAD jewellery, bench jeweller, freelance practitioners. 

The programme will develop students into professionals that are able to manage all phases of design, from initial inspiration, analysis and development to finishing the final product. Students are encouraged to visit and participate in exhibitions; fashion shows and interacts with senior professionals in the industry. 

Education Pathway :
 

This programme will be delivered with an integrated mix of directed classroom lectures and practical activities with a focus on building robust theoretical concepts and advanced practical knowledge required for the application of skills. 


The delivery will include working sessions, technical and practical workshops, authentic projects, research activities, group and self-reflection activities. Guest speakers from the industry and lecturers from other international institutions will be engaged at regular intervals to enable and present learners with current and industry best practices. In addition, students would be encouraged to visit and participate in exhibitions; fashion shows and interacts with senior professionals in the industry.