Jewellery Design

Jewellery Design

The Diploma in Jewellery Design develops knowledge and techniques both in the designing and professional manufacturing of jewellery

Diploma in Jewellery Design - three-year Diploma at NQF6 with 360 credits
SAQA Qualification ID No. 83426

The programme will assist you to develop an extensive portfolio which can be used to enter the jewellery industry. Portfolios showcase excellent practical, theoretical and design knowledge.

Photograph by Matthew Slot

The curriculum integrates a balanced approach towards both practice and theory. The program focuses on:

  • Foundational principles across all subjects including drawing, design and manufacture
  • Students explore various traditional and non-traditional mediums
  • Emphasis is placed on student's developing their personal design identity
  • Focus is placed on a highly competitive, individualised portfolio with innovative and unique designs

The Diploma in Jewellery Design exposes students to business management and marketing skills where graduates leave having developed their own social media footprint and branding. Graduates enter the growing South African Jewellery Industry either to be employed within small or large jewellery businesses, or ready to start up their own successful jewellery business.

The staff are united in the common goal of educational excellence within the framework of a friendly atmosphere and are committed to helping students realise their full potential.

Ruth Prowse School of Art NPC is a member of good standing with the Jewellery Council of South Africa.

Course Content

1st Year

Practical

Design and Manufacture (Major)
68 credits NQF5

Design (Second Major)
12 credits NQF5

Jewellery Drawing
12 credits NQF5

Digital Design - Rhino
4 Credits NQF5

Theory

Visual Discourse
18 credits NQF6

Jewellery Theory
6 credits NQF5

2nd Year

Practical

Design and Manufacture (Major)
66 credits NQF6

Design (Second Major)
9 credits NQF6

Jewellery Drawing
9 credits NQF6

Digital Photography
4 credits NQF 6

Digital Design - Rhino
6 credits NQF 6

Theory

Jewellery Methodologies 2
18 credits NQF 7

Gemology
3 credits NQF6

Professional Practice
3 credits NQF6

3rd Year

Practical

Design and Manufacture (Major Elective Body of Work)
63 credits NQF 6

Professional Portfolio
9 credits NQF6

Digital Design - Rhino
6 credits NQF6

Theory

Extended Essay
30 credits NQF7

Professional Practice
12 credits NQF6

Pricing

Academic Fees
Fees for 2021 are R61 680.00* for local and SADC students and R67 848.00* for non SADC foreign students.

Registration Fee
R9750

The Registration fee is included in the total fee and payable in advance to secure the academic space offered.

FEES

FEES

If the student is offered a study place and accepts the study place, the student formally registers.

Registration commits the student to the programme and to pay the applicable fees.

If a student is under the age of 21 years of age then the Registration Form and Declaration and Undertaking Form needs to be signed by a parent or a legal guardian.

All foreign students are required to pay the 50% of their fees prior to documents being generated for a Study Visa. If the student is not granted a VISA, the fees less the Registration Fee may be refunded.

(* The final fees will be decided by the Board of Directors)

PAYMENT OF FEES

Student fees may be paid via EFT or directly in person to the admin office.

Student fees are required to be settled in full by the 30 May annually.

All students (first, second and third) are required to pay the Registration fee at the beginning of each year.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLANS

Students can apply for an extended payment plan where fees are settled in equal monthly instalments from February to October (9 Months) at no interest. The request must be applied for in writing to the Executive Head egeustyn@ruthprowse.co.za by the 30th January.  

R 9 750.00 for Registration by 01 February 2021

9 payments of 5 770.00* from the end of February to the end of December 2021

DISCOUNTS FOR ALL STUDENTS- SA, SADC and Foreign

Discounts will be allocated for the full settlement of fees by direct transfer as reflected in the School's account or money received by the administration office. A discount of 10%  at Registration by 31 January 2021 and a discount of 5% (by 28 February 2021 for full settlement of fees.

There is no discount on the administration fee for foreign students.

 

Application steps

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Apply

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Payment

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