Ways of Becoming a Jewelry Designer

Posted by ricky26 on February 12th, 2014

While you may not be able to afford attending the Fine Institute of Technology, you do have avenues open to you if you have a goal of becoming a jewelry designer. If you have spent your free time drawing up designs, then turning them into 3D creations, you may have the skills you need to attend a design school, where you’ll be able to learn more about this creative field. Maybe you’ve worn one of your creations out in public and strangers have asked you where you bought the piece. If this has happened to you, then you may have the skills you need.

New York Institute of Art & Design
You may be a beginner when it comes to jewelry design or you may already be a jewelry designer wanting to learn additional skills. Perhaps you have designed a few simple pieces and the love of design has taken hold of you, leading you to choose a career in jewelry design. The New York Institute of Art & Design offers a distance-learning course. In this course, you’ll be able to work on design projects that, once complete, will be evaluated by your instructor. You’ll also be required to read textbooks and articles. Companion lessons will reinforce your learning.

Using this course, you may be able to take your new learning and begin designing even more complex pieces of Majestical Jewelry Style, as well as starting to market your jewelry line.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
This program is offered on-campus. This comprehensive major allows you to research historical jewelry design trends as well as current trends. You’ll learn how to create jewelry illustrations using rendering techniques. You’ll learn how to choose the best metals and design elements as you create jewelry intended to comply with your instructor’s aesthetic and functional requirements.

In addition to all of this, you’ll be able to follow current fashions and link your designs to current and new fashions. When you graduate from this program, you will be equipped with all the knowledge you need to begin working as a jewelry designer.

Academy of Art University’s School of Jewelry & Metal Arts
In this hands-on program, you’ll be able to develop your metal design and jewelry skills. You’ll collaborate with your instructors and with students from other design programs, including the School of Photography, the School of Fashion, the School of Fine Art Sculpture, and others.

Take a look at the courses you’ll be required to take. These include Enameling, fashion jewelry, Casting, and Stone Setting. Some of your courses won’t be jewelry design, but what you learn will create a strong foundation for your new jewelry design career. When you graduate from this comprehensive program, you will have all the skills you need to begin designing your own jewelry.

Fashion Institute of Technology
If you are able to get into FIT, this program exposes you to studio courses such as metalsmithing, design courses that teach you about jewelry fabrication, metal-casting, stone polishing, and silversmithing. You’ll be able to take advantage of the facilities, such as the metal-casting facility and a jewelry lab.

Once you graduate, you should be able to find freelance opportunities or full-time employment at such companies as Swarovski, Tiffany & Co and Judith Ripka. To learn more about the jewelry you might design, click here at majestical.com.

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