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

Jewellery Methodologies 1
18 credits NQF6

Jewellery Theory and Metallurgy
6 credits NQF5

2nd Year

Practical

Design and Manufacture (Major)
68 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
36 credits NQF7

Professional Practice
6 credits NQF6

Pricing

Academic Fees
R51 350* for SA and SADC

Registration Fee
R9000

The Registration fee is included in the total fee.

FEES 2017

The projected total academic fees* for 2018 are R 51 350 for local and SADC students. The registration fee is R9 000. The registration fee is included in the total fee.

Students from SADC countries pay the same fees as local South African nationals but are responsible for the transaction fees of any Forex. Students are liable for any bank fees for cash deposits.

There are no application fees.

The projected total academic fees* for 2018 are R56 485 for foreign students. The registration fee is R 9 000. The registration fee is included in the total price. First year foreign students are required to settle 50% of their fees upon acceptance of an academic space prior to the VISA application.

Visa documents will only be generated once payment has been received. If the student is not granted a VISA, the fees less the registration fee may be refunded.

PAYMENT OF FEES

Student fees may be paid in cash, by credit card, a direct bank deposit or by way of electronic funds transfer. Please note that students are liable for any bank fees for cash deposits to the School's account. A copy of the proof of payment must be e-mailed to admin@ruthprowse.co.za with clear identification of the student name. Student fees are required to be settled in full by the 30 May annually.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLANS

Students can apply for extended payment plans. Fees are to be settled in equal monthly installments from January to December (12 Months) at no interest. The request must be applied for in writing to the Board of Directors at the beginning of each academic year. Applications for extended settlement will not be considered after the 30th January annually.

R9000 for Registration by 01 February 2018 and 11 payments of R 3 850 from the end of February to the end of December 2018.

DISCOUNTS FOR LOCAL AND SADC STUDENTS

Discounts will be allocated for the full settlement of fees by direct transfer as reflected in the School's account or cash received by the administration office. A discount of 10% at Registration by 01 February 2018 and a discount of 5% by 28 February 2018 for payments via EFT.

Application steps

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Apply

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Payment

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