JEWELRY MAKING

Courses

  • One-Year Course | Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

The Jewelry department focus on the production techniques that are necessary to succeed as a 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 our students a 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.

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 Italian Art Lessons will provide students with the fundamentals of Italian arts and design. Furthermore, students will broaden and enrich their 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. Diploma certificates are issued to those who pass a final exam.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 15,720.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 13,720.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,300.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
      II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
      III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
      IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023

      SEMESTER program
        I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
        III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
        IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The Master Course is designed to provide students an opportunity to achieve the highest personal and professional accomplishment in the Jewelry field. The curriculum provides a broad exposure to techniques, expands knowledge of applied design, and strengthens perceptual and philosophical concepts and expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with many techniques and materials that will support their project. Technical areas of study offered are: soldering, sheet fabrication, raising, stretching, forging, repousse, die-forming, casting, stone setting, tool making, metal finishing, chemical patination, titanium and aluminum anodizing, photo etching, metal inlay, roller printing, silver plating, working with plastics, and engraving (Italian "Incisione"). The jewelry studios are equipped with a wide array of tools for lapidary, enameling, forging, casting and electroforming work; the machinist room has lathers, saws, mills, and grinding and polishing machines. Master students are assigned a private workspace. Before graduating, students are expected to demonstrate that they have developed their technical skills in areas that support their specific artistic direction. Professional development opportunities for Master students include developing portfolios; encouragement to enter national exhibitions and competitions; and seminars devoted to resume writing, career planning, and teaching skills. The students in Master course focus on Jewelry Making, Stone Setting, Incisione and brattishing.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 17,320.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,320.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,500.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,500.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
    II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
    IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023

    Semester program
      I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
      III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
      IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

The jewelry making technique called openwork has been widely used in Florence since the time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. The main motif is flowers and leaves. With a 4-week course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle”. For those who have previous jewelry making experiences, they eventually complete beautifully glistening crystal and two rings utilizing stone setting on colorful semiprecious stone, others include pendant head, pierce, bracelet, and other original work.

Start Dates
・Sep 6, 2021
・Sep 20, 2021
・Oct 4, 2021
・Nov 8, 2021
・Nov 22, 2021
・Dec 6, 2021
・Jan 10, 2022
・Jan 31, 2022
・Feb 14, 2022
・Feb 28, 2022
・Mar 7, 2022
・Mar 21, 2022
・Apr 4, 2022

For other dates, please inquire

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 630.00
2-week course: € 980.00
4-week course: € 1,780.00
6-week course: € 2,520.00
8-week course: € 3,260.00
10-week course: € 4,000.00
12-week course: € 4,740.00

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 and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

The jewelry making technique called openwork has been widely used in Florence since the time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. The main motif is flowers and leaves. With a 4-week course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle”. For those who have previous jewelry making experiences, they eventually complete beautifully glistening crystal and two rings utilizing stone setting on colorful semiprecious stone, others include pendant head, pierce, bracelet, and other original work.

Start Dates (check-in)
・May 1, 2022
・May 15, 2022
・May 29, 2022
・Jun 12, 2022
・Jun 26, 2022
・Jul 10, 2022
・Jul 24, 2022
・Aug 21, 2022
・Sep 4, 2022
・Sep 18, 2022

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,600.00 (€ 1,400.00 without housing)
2-week course: € 2,600.00 (€ 2,320.00 without housing)
4-week course: € 4,600.00 (€ 4,200.00 without housing)
6-week course: € 6,400.00 (€ 5,800.00 without housing)
8-week course: € 8,200.00 (€ 7,400.00 without housing)
12-week course: € 11,000.00 (€ 9,800.00 without housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder)
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utilities expense
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural activities: every two weeks
    (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)

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Prof. BARTALESI

Accademia Riaci jewelry making professor is a well-known goldsmith, winner of the competition “Millennium anniversary bill for the 50,000 Lira banknote” (the “Lira” was the currency in Italy before adopting the “Euro”).

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