Jewellery Design and Manufacture (D8JD1Q)
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
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.
The BTech programme offers more advanced levels of competencies in Jewellery Practice and Jewellery Theory that
prepares students for the Jewellery Industry. The Department promotes a dual focus on commercial and high-end fine
jewellery with an emphasis on conceptual design.
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.
— Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).
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
Applicants must submit a
Submission of a portfolio
must only take place
once you have officially
applied to the university
and have been invited by
the faculty to participate
in the selection process.
You will be informed by
means of a selection letter
from the faculty regarding
submission dates and
Portfolios can be
of Jewellery and
Faculty of Art, Design
and Architecture (FADA),
Auckland Park Bunting
Road Campus, Auckland
* Portfolios can be posted
or dropped off at the above
Applicants are informed of
the outcome in an official
letter. Portfolios must be
collected four weeks after
portfolios will be disposed
of by the department.