Jewellery / Jewelry Design Course
Tel: 031 373 6673
Location: City Campus UTC Durban
Students are trained in designing, manufacturing and marketing of jewelry – the basic principles for a successful career in the jewelry 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 jeweler 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 jewelers design individual pieces of jewelry, manufacture the pieces and sell them to their customers. They are also responsible for the management of their business.
Jewelry factories need people specialized in different fields – designing, manufacturing, model making, casting, setting, or marketing of the products. Some small jewelry shops sell jewelry on a retail basis; they employ people for selling and repairing jewelry, also for general managerial duties.
- 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 Jewelry Design students are selected on the merits of a portfolio, the results of an interview as well as practical and profile tests.