Jewellery Design and Manufacture Diploma at UJ:
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is situated in the metropolis of Johannesburg, which is one of the dynamic Jewellery hubs of South Africa. The state-of-the-art facilities combined with the expertise of the lecturing staff makes the UJ Department of Jewellery Design a premier setting to study towards a career in the Jewellery industry. The department’s aim is to cultivate broad-based skills associated with jewellery entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to develop a range of competencies which enables them to achieve their full creative potential.
The diploma programme incorporates Jewellery Practice that includes Jewellery Design, Drawing and Manufacturing Techniques. Other key areas of study include Gemmology, Technology, Contextual Studies and Design Management.
Career opportunities exist in the following:
— Contemporary jewellery designer / maker
— Commercial jewellery designer / manufacturer — Jewellery retail industry
— Retail / wholesale buying
— Gemmology / diamond industry
— Jewellery workshop manager
— CAD jewellery designer
— Education / training
— Diploma: Jewellery Design and Manufacture (D8JD1Q) — Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score.
— Attendance of an entrance assessment once the application form has been processed.
Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the Diploma: Jewellery Design and Manufacture will be invited to an entrance assessment.
Selection is based on the results of the following assessment:
a) A multiple choice test from notes provided by the Department
b) A technical problem-solving test
c) Two and three-dimensional drawing, design and hand making ability d) Submission of a portfolio of work
e) An interview with staff members