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Master of Arts

Accessories & Jewellery Design

  • Intake

    February

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Credits

    120 ECTS

  • Language

    Italian | English

  • Location

    Rome

OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

The Master of Arts in Accessories & Jewellery Design is aimed at graduates, professionals who intend to complete or deepen their cultural and professional background in the fashion sector in relation to Accessories and Jewellery Design. The course provides students with the conceptual knowledge and tools necessary to understand the contemporary narrative and analyse the current socioeconomic developments of the Fashion System, positioning them correctly on the leather goods, footwear, accessories and jewellery market.

The objectives are aimed at acquiring technical as well as cultural and design skills within studio workshops which enables the expression of personal creative sensitivity in accordance with the productive and entrepreneurial realities. The path’s purpose is to train designers with a strong fashion sensitivity and deep culture references, able to translate the construction and material complexities of an area that present many points of contact and differences.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Accessories & Jewellery Design, students pursue a professional career as footwear designers, leather goods designers, jewellery designers, eyewear designers, starting their own business or working for companies and design studios in Italy and abroad. They will also be able to operate in the market as product managers and art directors. The main employment sectors being fashion, accessories, jewellery, footwear, leather and leather goods companies and brands. They will also be able to continue their study at a higher level undertaking a PhD.

  • Accessories Designer
  • Product Office Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Merchandiser
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Company creative Consultant

The Master of Arts in Accessories & Jewellery Design, is addressed to graduates holding a Bachelor Degree or other equivalent study title recognized according to the current regulations related to the course and who would like to begin a study path and a career in Accessories or Jewellery Design.

To be eligible for the course, students must have:

  • Bachelor Degree or Bachelor of Arts related to the course of study of the Master
  • Bachelor Degree or Bachelor of Arts different from  the above mentioned and not related to the study path of the Master, upon evaluation of the Academic Directorship on the eligibility of the application

In order to maintain the high quality of the learning experience, the Master of Arts in Accessories & Jewellery Design observes a limited-enrolment policy. To be admitted in the course, applicants are required to submit their resume, motivational letter and portfolio for evaluation and to pass an admission interview with the Academic Directorship.

1st YEAR – ACCESSORIES DESIGN

The 1st Academic Year the course thoroughly investigates all the technical, cultural, historical and methodological aspects related to the Accessories area by structuring an approach to the sector able to offer the student a multifaceted vision. The history of fashion, marketing, materials, sustainability, the supply chain are analysed and then developed within the design workshops that lead the student to express the result of a complex investigation into a product up to its realization with various techniques, from traditional methods to the use of the most recent technologies. Students will develop specific competence and learn how to manipulate materials, design and construction processes of footwear and leather goods up to the final presentation of a project.

 

2ND YEAR – JEWELLERY DESIGN

The 2nd Academic Year expands and deepens the skills of the Jewellery sector in its broadest variations: from high jewellery to bijoux, to body pieces (or body decorations). The history of design, the types of materials and modeling are followed by an intense design activity in collaboration with lecturers and professionals able to return different approaches and visions. Students investigate metals, precious stones and integrate new materials into their projects. The research process is consolidated and expressed in advanced and personal projects. Students also have the opportunity to select additional educational activities such as participation in conferences, international contests, Industry Projects, in order to deepen the themes that emerged during the study path and to implement their personal research on the topics of major interest. The skills acquired also contribute to the realization of the Final Work (or thesis).

Every Master of Arts Programme involves Industry Projects in order to make the study experience concrete. To learn more about the projects made in the Master of Arts in Accessories & Jewellery Design fill the form to request more information.

At the end of the first year, a Research internship will be held in the field undertaken, students will also be able to work on an industry project, participate in extra-curricular projects and prepare their own project portfolio.

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days

  • Saturday, February 15 2020
  • Saturday, March 7 2020
  • Saturday, April 4 2020
  • Saturday, May 16 2020
  • Tuesday, July 14 2020 online
  • Saturday, September 12 2020 online




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