Jewellery Design

Enrolling 2021

BDes Jewellery Design
Course Code
SAQA 79830
Course Type
Creativity & Design
Course Contact
Study options

3 Year Contact Learning

Starting February 2021

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Contact Learning

  • 3 years full time
  • NQF level 7
  • 8 x 1h 45 min sessions per week
  • 2.5 hours on more additional independent study per session
  • 40 hours of Job shadowing to be completed in the 2nd year
  • Innovative assessment portfolio of evidence submitted in the 3rd year

You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd-year studies at another specialised Inscape campus.

Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy, critical thinkers. Communication, Software and Leadership skills in preparation for intense 2nd and 3rd-year studies. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History and context. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem-solving. Exposure to various design disciplines within the Bachelor of Design to assist in selecting the ‘right’ specialisation from 2nd Year.

Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through creative processing and ergonomic and cultural considerations in jewellery and adornment design. The relationship between sensory perceptions, objects and space will be explored as well as the style and technical properties of both commercial and high-end fine jewellery. Applying theory to practice through an understanding of the historical context and investigating the artistic and commercial world of jewellery based on a variety of approaches and cultural issues. Traditional and contemporary jewellery design materials and techniques are explored. Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through an introduction to software programs that assist in jewellery design and rendering imaginary geometric volumes.Developing an understanding of the business of design through the awareness of the jewellery industry and understanding jewellery business theories, economic systems, business systems and the context of culture and consumption.

Developing a signature design style by understanding environmental sustainability and using jewellery as an expressive language through original, coherent and effective jewellery design solutions. Visualisation and understanding the complexity of symbols and signs will further assist in developing a unique design style using innovation in jewellery through the exploration of both traditional and non-traditional mediums. Developing advanced knowledge and expert skills by exercising rendering techniques and establishing distinctive artistic attributes of jewellery. Architectural and functional knowledge will further assist in industrial prototyping and the understanding of convergence in technology and machinery will assist in industry readiness. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software assisting in sculpting and digital rendering. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principals involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values gives graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances.

Students who have graduated with the Bachelor of Design degree may apply to register for an Honours or Post Graduate Diploma in a related field. Institutional minimum requirements will apply.

3 Year Contact Learning Application - Starting February 2021