Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Jewelry Design

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Jewelry Design

Jewelry Design

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Simply one of the best jewellery training facilities to be found. We offer a comprehensive training from traditional hand craftsmanship and lost wax casting to state of the Art CAD/ CAM reproduction. Most importantly the CPUT jewellery design diploma and degree unlocks an inner creativity that equips our graduates to take their place in the community of jewellers anywhere in the world.

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We offer a national diploma that gives the student the basics of both the ancient art of jewellery making and the intellectual and technical capacities to survive in the modern world. Out BTech is the specialisation year, in which the students develop their own artistic selves in a unique and individual way.

Our students are empowered, highly employable and free thinking. They have permeated into every facet of the South Africa design world. They run their own businesses and are managers, artisans and designers for others. They teach and mentor and most importantly, are prepared to give back to this exciting world.

JEWELLERY DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

ND: (National Diploma) 

The aim of the course is to prepare students for the emerging South African jewellery industry in managerial, marketing and manufacturing capacities, while fostering a South African design ethic that does not rely on mass plagiarism of imported images. The course has the following objectives:

  • To draw on historical studies which heighten design awareness
  • To develop skills to communicate design intention
  • To develop technical skills to manufacture jewellery from preparation of metals through to final finishing
  • To instil good workshop practice
  • To develop applied drawing and illustration techniques

 

Career Opportunities
Graduates enter the following career paths:

  • Work as a goldsmith
  • Design and create original models for jewellery manufacturers for mass production
  • Manage the workshop of a jewellery manufacturer
  • Become a jewellery designer in a jewellery studio
  • Become a salesperson or manager in the jewellery retail industry
  • Design or manufacture theatre or costume jewellery
  • Become a buyer for large jewellery chain stores
  • Evaluate jewellery items
  • Repair jewellery items
  • Manage a design boutique/studio
  • Start a jewellery design and manufacture business

 

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

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Second Year

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Third Year

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BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae) 

Graduates must produce a cohesive body of creative work that is a synthesis of technology, problem-solving and the application of research methodology.The course equips the graduate with current technological knowledge in the field of computer-aided design and associated manufacturing processes.

Graduates must demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and conduct research and development in a specialised area of design and/or technology in the field of jewellery design and manufacture.

These skills coupled with a deeper understanding of the implications of design thinking will contribute to the development of the local jewellery industry within the global context.

 

Career Opportunities
Graduates:

  • Become goldsmiths
  • Design and create original models for jewellery manufacturers for mass production
  • Manage the workshop of a jewellery manufacturer
  • Become a jewellery designer in a jewellery studio
  • Become a salesperson or manager in the jewellery retail industry
  • Design or manufacture theatre or costume jewellery
  • Become a buyer for large jewellery chain stores
  • Evaluate jewellery items
  • Repair jewellery items
  • Manage a design boutique/studio
  • Start a jewellery design and manufacture business

 

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

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