Jewellery Making Courses in Italy

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Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence:
Immerse yourself in the exciting and innovative field of jewellery design in the heart of Florence - the historic capital of Tuscany in central Italy. Alchimia is a private contemporary jewellery school that provides a range of academic jewellery design courses to local and international students from around the globe. Choose from accredited Bachelor (BFA) and Masters (MFA) degree programs, 1-year academic courses, intensive programs including weekend courses, 2 week to 6 month courses, and summer study options.

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Accredited 2-Year Jewellery Degree Programs:
Both courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Contemporary Jewellery:
Photo of Jewellery Making Courses in Italy- 2-year BFA program in contemporary jewellery and jewellery design 
- Major in Contemporary Jewellery
- The program is divided into six 14-week modules

The two-year BFA program offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary jewellery and body ornament to those without prior experience or possession of jewellery-making skills in a relatively short time.

The course begins with traditional techniques and skills in the construction and design of jewellery, and then introduces the students to new technologies, creative use of resources, and material expression for originality in design.

Course modules include:
- 3D Prototyping
- Advanced Drawing and Design
- Advanced Technology
- Contemporary Jewellery History
- Gemology
- Goldsmith and Jewellery Lab
- Goldsmithing / Jewellery Lab Advanced
- History of Art
- History of Jewellery
- Independent Professional Practice
- Jewellery Design
- Professional Research
- Reflective Analysis
- Strategies for Creative Development

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Contemporary Jewellery & Body Ornament:
- Major in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament

Image of Jewellery Making Courses in ItalyOur Masters Degree aims to efficiently expand and deepen your skills and knowledge in studio-based jewellery design.

Only 8 students for the MFA program are admitted per year, ensuring close and personal interaction between students and tutors.

The focus of the Masters course is to render your work and enquiry independent in every aspect, therefore in the second year of the programme, students have access to a workshop space exclusively designed for them.

Course modules include:
- Advanced 3D Digital Design
- Cultural Analysis Trough The Arts
- Exhibition Curating for the Applied Arts
- Goldsmithing & Technical Jewelry Lab Specialization
- Guided Professional Research
- Independent Professional Practice
- Jewelry Photography & Digital Photo Processing
- Marketing and Web Development
- Material Experimentation
- New Perspectives in Modern & Contemporary Art History
- Research Methodologies & Processes
- Visual Communication Development

1-Year Academic Jewellery Design Courses:
Our 1-year courses are is divided into three 14-week modules

Jewellery Training Foundation (JTF) Course:
Photos of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in FlorenceThis is an intensive one-year program that provides a basic training and high technical skills in contemporary jewelry and jewelry design.

Students learn about the different aspects of the discipline and its diverse fields, and gain a grounding sufficient for deciding a field of specialization in the world of jewellery design.

Subjects covered include:
- Analysis of Form
- Art History
- Basic Techniques of Jewellery Construction
- Engraving
- Ergonomics
- Gemology
- Jewellery Design
- Prototyping
- Rendering
- Wax Modelling

Advanced Jewellery Training Course:
This one-year program offers a balanced combination of theoretical principles and skill practice. The course aimed at students who want to enter our MFA program, or achieve a high professional level in jewellery.

Participants benefit from individual and group coaching methodologies, a staff of highly qualified instructors, and participation in major national and international exhibitions.

Subjects covered include:
- Advanced Workshop Practice
- Colour Theory
- Conceptual Exercises
- Freehand Drawing
- Goldsmith Lab
- Jewellery History
- Material Experiments
- Painting
- Technology
- Wax Modelling

Short / Intensive Jewellery Courses & Summer Programs:
Duration: From a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of three months.

Picture of Jewellery Making Courses in ItalyOur short courses are available year-round (except for the month of August), and have open dates, with individual study programs (max. 5 students) to offer the opportunity to experience contemporary jewellery to both beginners and advanced students.

Intensive Course Study Options:
• Advanced Jewellery Techniques
• Basic Jewellery & Design
• Resin Jewellery
• Surface Treatment Of Metals
• Textile Techniques With Metal
• Experimentation With Materials
• Precious Metals & Alloys

Weekend & Summer Courses:
• Antique Japanese Inlay Technique (3-day course)
• Creating Jewellery in Resin (3-day course)
• Water And Sand Casting Course (3-day course)
• Metallic Weaving & Wire Textile Jewellery (3-day course)
• Entropy + Entities (4-day course)
• Chasing & Repousse (5-day course)

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Address: Piazza Piattellina 3/r, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-03-03 were from:

Beirut, Lebanon;   Makati, Philippines;   Kerala, India;   Iran;   Florida, USA;   Ireland;   Whangarei, New Zealand;   Cocoa, Florida, USA;   Sorrento, LOUISIANA, USA;   Firenze, Italy;   and more.