Italian Culinary Arts

Courses

  • One-Year Course | Semester Course
 

One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

The Jewelry department focus on either the production techniques or design kills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith.
・Through our programs and customized instructions - according to each participant’s level and goal - we encourage students to explore and develop their own expressive style, elaborating self-directed projects and research.
・Projects encompass conventional formats, such as brooches, rings and earrings, as well as experimental designs, both wearable and non-wearable.
・Students will also be introduced to business practice, necessary to start up their new professional career.

In the Jewelry Making course, students will discover and learn how to translate their inner creativity and conceptual style into three-dimensional forms to create unique objects. They will master a variety of techniques, including: sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging and stone setting. Moreover, we offer you the unique chance to learn the traditional art of “Incisione” (Florentine-style engraving). The study will not be limited to traditional materials, but can also incorporate items such as beads, plastics, glass and found objects.

In the Jewelry Design course students will be introduced to graphical representation techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge aesthetics with functionality. First, students will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop their personal projects through the use of professional software, exploring their own aesthetic sense and originality. The curriculum addresses many topics, including: the study of the light refraction, color theory, technical drawing, perspective drawing, gemology, etc.

One-Year Course

This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to the chosen field of study. Along with practical classes of the major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide students with fundamentals of Italian arts and design. Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, students will not only acquire a solid foundation in their study area, but also they will develop specific and advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, they will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up their career as young professionals. Degree certificates are issued to those who pass a final exam.

  • Course contents:
  • ・Jewelry Making/Design lessons
  • ・Independent Study
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)
Atelier Course

The same curriculum as the One-Year Course, except for the Basic Italian Art Lessons.

  • ・Jewelry Making/Design lessons
  • ・Independent Study
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
      III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Italian Language and Culinary Arts
The program covers every aspect of gastronomy including traditional and innovative cuisine, as well as various extra-curricular activities. A professional intensive training program, under the guidance of a very well-known Italian chef-restaurant manager and consultant. Daily hands-on practical training is complemented with extracurricular activities, such as guided visits to relevant food production sites, such as meat processing plant, cheese and ham factories, wineries, etc.