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Jewellery Design and Fabrication (Part Time)

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Introduction

The Jewellery Design and Fabrication course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the jewellery design industry. It allows students to explore a variety of aspects in traditional and contemporary jewellery design. The emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, experimentation and materials application through technical skills. Students also learn skills in design management, portfolio-building and marketing.

Course Structure
Level 1 Framework

Introduction to Jewellery Design & Fabrication for Practitioners

LessonsTopicsDuration
1. Introduction to Jewellery Design and Fabrication
  • Introduction to course assessment criteria. (Final assessment requires presenting your design with explanation of concept, developments of sketches, mock-ups, fabrication process pictures and finalization in actual design).
  • Introduction on workshop safety, and dos and don’ts, materials and overall course curriculum.
  • Introduction to Piercing
  • 6 hours
    2. Conceptualization and Understanding of Fabrication
  • To select a theme for original concept, design a set of jewellery (4 - 6 units), with the understanding of the history and idea behind the above mentioned.
  • Research on the theme and create a mood board/mind map; 2D development on the concept with sketches
  • Experimental process to test on the functionality and feasibility on the material to achieve the desired result.
  • Basic technique – piercing
  • 6 hours
    3. Design Concept and Basic Technique
  • Redefine sketches and conceptualize ideas.
  • Basic technique - soldering
  • 6 hours
    4. Fabrication: Fabrication
  • Continue exploring different techniques depending on designs set in lessons 2 and 3.
  • Learn how to process your own materials to required specifications
  • Basic technique – wirework
  • Sharing experience of different techniques.
  • 6 hours
    5. Fabrication:
  • Basic technique: doming
  • Advance technique: repousse
  • 6 hours
    6. Development of FabricationContinuing in advance techniques and other techniques based on desings6 hours
    7. Development of Polishing Understand the intricacy of workmanship
  • final surface texturing/ finishing
  • polishing
  • Small detail and touch up
  • 6 hours
    8. PresentationStudent need to present their idea and finish product
  • Marketing as how to sell or promote this new product/ idea
  • Display with props
  • Class critics
  • 6 hours
    Total 48 hours
    Level 2 Framework

    Practical Jewellery Design & Fabrication for Practitioners

    LessonsTopicsDuration

    Week 1

    Nature Observation – Flora & Fauna – Design
    Design a set of items (3 units) with the essence of the nature.
  • Capture the finer details, as such the veins, growth lines and structure, using these elements into the concept of designing.
  • 6 hours

    Week 2

    Nature Observation – Flora & Fauna – finalization of design
    Conceptualize, finalize and complete the design and preparation on material for fabrication.
  • Using technical drawing and to introduce the usage of different medium
  • Finalizing concept for presentation
  • Exploring in relevant techniques to be used during fabricating.
  • Prepare the necessary material and solving technical issue before fabricating.
  • 6 hours

    Week 3

    Nature Observation – Flora & Fauna – Fabrication on Design (1)
    Fabrication on the final designdesign
  • Explore in advance technique, such as granulation, advance setting, forging and etc.
  • 6 hours

    Week 4

    Nature Observation – Flora & Fauna – Fabrication on Design (2)
    Continuing in advance technique6 hours

    Week 5

    Nature Observation – Flora & Fauna – completion of product and Class Presentation
    Complete production and class presentation.
  • Finial finishing such as metal texturing and polishing.
  • Presentation on concept and marketing
  • 6 hours

    Week 6

    Customization – Analysis of Individual Consumer (1)
    Design a set of jewellery (3 units) for “consumers”. Base the design of the product on their needs, lifestyle and personality.
  • Analyze consumer’s face shape, skin colour and anatomy,
  • Design should bring the best out of the consumer.
  • Understand their needs and budget, such as gemstones used,
  • 6 hours

    Week 7

    Customization – Analysis of Individual Consumer (2)
  • Finalise the design and complete it with technical drawing and relating techniques, gemstones used in fabrication.
  • Estimation on production cost, such as gold and labor
  • 6 hours
    Week 8 Final PresentationImprovements on illustrations and preparation for presentation
  • Students need to present their idea and illustration while adopting a healthy perspective while accepting critics from their lectures
  • 6 hours
    Total 48 hours
    Course Information

    Course Length:

    Total Duration: 4 months per level

    Course Hours: 48 per level

    Lesson Breakdown: 6 hours per lesson

    Certification:

    Only those who complete the entirely of the course will be awarded certificates.

    SkillFutureCredit

    The SkillsFuture Credit is meant to support the learning needs of individual Singaporeans by defraying out-of-pocket course fees.

    A grant of $500 is applicable for the Jewellery Design & Fabrication course. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit course fee funding, please click here.

    Lecturer Profile
    Lecturer
    Michael Koh (Managing Director of Caratell Pte Ltd)

    A jewellery designer by training, Michael Koh, Managing Director of Singapore-based fine jewellery company, Caratell Pte Ltd, puts his own twist on conventional jewellery designs to create what he calls “wearable sculptures”. He is skilled at structuring and layering geometric patterns.

    Design Awards

    Top prize at the ASEAN Jewellery Design Competition 2015

    YearDescriptionOrganizer
    1986Clean River Art ExhibitionNational Museum
    1988IBM Art CompetitionNational Museum & IBM Singapore
    1988Fashion Interpretation ExhibitionSociety of Designing Arts
    1990Young Designers Award 1990Singapore Trade Development Board
    1991Hong Kong Diamond Design AwardDe Beers International & Hong Kong TDB
    19921992 Diamond International Awards – Final judging in LondonDe Beers International
    19923rd International Design ForumDesign Centre
    1993Diamond International Design Competition AwardDiamond Exchange & De Beers International
    19933rd Prize in Sculpture CategoryPhilippe Charriol Foundation
    Student Artwork