Jewellery design & Gold- and Silversmithing
About the course
Bachelor and master programme in Visual Arts
Jewellery Design & Gold- and Silversmithing
Our urge for decoration, in which jewels and objects are the most important means of identification and expression, is both universal and timeless. Jewels and objects tell a story about the status and style, mentality, character and culture of the person using them.
At the same time they are a witness of social, cultural and technological developments. That is why jewelry design, gold- and silversmithing is such an exciting and many-faceted profession that, although it is founded on a rich craft tradition, is nevertheless subject to ongoing development. The educational programme for the Jewelry design, Gold- and Silversmithing course of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, closely follows developments in this professional domain. The focus lies on the development of individual talent, creativity and the self-motivation of the student, by means of research, content development and self-reflection. In addition, attention is paid to the technical skills and practical insight needed for the craft. Technology and know-how of materials, gemology and the history of jewels and 3D computer drawing, make this course an exciting voyage of discovery, where curiosity and imagination are continuously stimulated. Throughout the course, visits to crafts and industrially oriented company workshops and (international) guest lecturers play an important role.
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