Jewelry Making

Courses

  • 2024 Summer Intensive Courses
  • One-Year Courses | Semester Courses
  • Master Courses
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

OVERVIEW

The Jewelry department is dedicated to mastering the production techniques essential for success as a goldsmith. Our programs offer customized instruction tailored to each participant's level and goals. We inspire students to explore and develop their own expressive style, fostering self-directed projects and research. Our projects cover traditional formats such as brooches, rings, and earrings, as well as innovative wearable and non-wearable designs. Students are also introduced to vital business practices to prepare them for their professional journey.

In the Jewelry Making course, students will unlock their creative potential, transforming their conceptual styles into unique three-dimensional objects. They will become proficient in various techniques, including sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging, and stone setting. Moreover, students have a unique opportunity to master the traditional art of "incisione" (Florentine-style engraving). Our curriculum extends beyond traditional materials, allowing for exploration with items like beads, plastics, glass, and found objects.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Our one-year course is a comprehensive and accelerated program that provides a unique opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge and techniques in your chosen field. Practical classes in the major subject are complemented by challenging homework and assignments. Additionally, our Basic Italian Art Lessons impart fundamental knowledge of Italian arts and design. Students will enrich their artistic experience through weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages, encouraging exploration beyond their chosen specialty.

Diploma certificates are awarded to those who successfully pass the final exam.

Throughout this program, students will:
1. Establish a solid foundation in their study area.
2. Develop specific and advanced skills in a stimulating learning environment.
3. Gain insights into basic business practices, paving the way for their careers as young professionals.


TUITION and FEES - Prices in Euros (EUR)
One-Year Course: € 16,200.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 14,200.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,400.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR programs
      I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
      II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
      III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
      IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025

      SEMESTER programs
        Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
        Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
        Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
        Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

OVERVIEW

The Master Course offers students an exceptional opportunity to excel in the field of jewelry. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive education, enhancing skills in techniques, design, and creative expression. Students are encouraged to explore various materials and techniques to enrich their projects. Our technical areas of study encompass soldering, sheet fabrication, casting, stone setting, and many more. Our state-of-the-art jewelry studios are fully equipped, and each Master student enjoys a private workspace. We emphasize the development of both technical proficiency and individual artistic direction, supporting professional growth through portfolio development, exhibition participation, and career-focused seminars. Our Master students specialize in Jewelry Making, Stone Setting, Incisione, and brattishing.


TUITION and FEES - Prices in Euros (EUR)
Master One-Year Course: € 17,800.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,800.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,600.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
    II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
    III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
    IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025

    Semester program
      Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
      Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
      Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
      Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

OVERVIEW

The exquisite jewelry-making technique known as openwork has been a cherished tradition in Florence since the Renaissance era. It's a skill unique to this location and is now available to beginners. The primary design theme revolves around delicate flowers and intricate leaves. In just a 4-week course, novices can begin their journey into carving and create a stunning "bangle." For individuals with prior jewelry-making expertise, the possibilities expand to crafting captivating crystal-adorned rings, incorporating intricate stone settings with colorful semi-precious stones. Other advanced projects encompass pendant heads, pierces, bracelets, and the creation of original, one-of-a-kind pieces.

START DATES
Every Monday

Tuition and Fees - Prices in Euros (EUR) - Standard programs
1-week course: € 650.00
2-week course: € 1,020.00
3-week course: € 1,390.00
4-week course: € 1,860.00
6-week course: € 2,640.00
8-week course: € 3,420.00
10-week course: € 4,200.00
12-week course: € 4,980.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing, extracurricular activities, and services.

OVERVIEW

The exquisite jewelry-making technique known as openwork has been a cherished tradition in Florence since the Renaissance era. It's a skill unique to this location and is now available to beginners. The primary design theme revolves around delicate flowers and intricate leaves. In just a 4-week course, novices can begin their journey into carving and create a stunning "bangle." For individuals with prior jewelry-making expertise, the possibilities expand to crafting captivating crystal-adorned rings, incorporating intricate stone settings with colorful semi-precious stones. Other advanced projects encompass pendant heads, pierces, bracelets, and the creation of original, one-of-a-kind pieces.

START DATES (check-in)
・May 5, 2024
・May 19, 2024
・Jun 2, 2024
・Jun 16, 2024
・Jun 30, 2024
・Jul 14, 2024
・Jul 28, 2024
・Aug 25, 2024
・Sep 8, 2024
・Sep 22, 2024

Tuition and Fees - Prices in Euros (EUR)
1-week course: € 1,900.00 (Twin Room)・ € 2,150.00 (Single Room)・€ 1,750.00 (Without Housing)
2-week course: € 2,900.00 (Twin Room)・ € 3,200.00 (Single Room)・€ 2,620.00 (Without Housing)
4-week course: € 5,200.00 (Twin Room)・ € 5,600.00 (Single Room)・€ 4,800.00 (Without Housing)
6-week course: € 7,350.00 (Twin Room)・ € 7,950.00 (Single Room)・€ 6,750.00 (Without Housing)
8-week course: € 9,800.00 (Twin Room)・ € 10,600.00 (Single Room)・€ 9,000.00 (Without Housing)
12-week course: € 13,800.00 (Twin Room)・ € 15,000.00 (Single Room)・€ 12,600.00 (Without Housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Welcome kit & lunch voucher
  • Bus/tram tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utility costs
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural trips. Every two weeks (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena)
  • Certificate of completion

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Teacher

Prof. BARTALESI

At Accademia Riaci, our jewelry-making professor is not just any instructor; they are a highly esteemed goldsmith with a remarkable track record. They’ve gained recognition as the victor of the prestigious “Millennium Anniversary Bill for the 50,000 Lira Banknote” competition. It’s worth noting that the “Lira” was Italy’s currency before the nation’s transition to the “Euro.” With their expertise and achievements, our professor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our students, making the learning experience truly exceptional.

Jewelry Making

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