Durban University of Technology Jewellery Design
Students are trained in designing, manufacturing and marketing of jewellery – the basic principles for a successful career in the jewellery business. On completion of the course, graduates will have no difficulty in coping with the variety of manufacturing and designing functions, especially if they have obtained the B.Tech Degree after four years of training. A small jeweller’s workshop has only a few staff members – they work closely together as a team. This needs all-round people with good social relationships with others, able to co-operate and work with total honesty in dealing with precious materials. These jewellers design individual pieces of jewellery, manufacture the pieces and sell them to their customers. They are also responsible for the management of their business.
Jewellery factories need people specialised in different fields – designing, manufacturing, model making, casting, setting, or marketing of the products. Some small jewellery shops sell jewellery on a retail basis; they employ people for selling and repairing jewellery, also for general managerial duties.
National Diploma Jewellery Design and Manufacture Entrance Requirements
Personal Creative imagination, artistic, and practical skills or ability are needed. Patience, accuracy and attention to detail are important requirements. A good all-round educational background is an advantage.
- Academic: The Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification is required. In addition, prospective Jewellery Design students are selected on the merits of a portfolio, the results of an interview as well as practical and profile tests.
Bachelor of Technology Jewellery Design and Manufacture Entrance Requirements
The B Tech Degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacture is of post-diploma nature and the student must possess the potential to produce testimonies of study commensurate with fourth-level academic standards.
In addition to the provision of the General Rules for admission to the B Tech Degree a student must:
1. be in possession of a National Diploma in Jewellery Design or a recognized equivalent qualification;
2. display an above-average level of performance in at least one of the major subjects;
3. appear personally before a selection panel consisting of the programme leader and staff.
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