Jewellery Design and Manufacture

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Touching a stranger has never been so exhilarating.

Jewellery Design is one of the specialities within the creative world that creeps into people’s hearts. The ring your gran passed on to your older sister when she got married, the watch your dad bought you when you graduated, your rings you have collected on all your travels – every piece of jewellery is different and treasured from one generation to the next.

Let the cultural hub inspire your designs.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is situated in the metropolis of Johannesburg and 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 creative potential.

There are many gems in the Jewellery industry.

The department promotes a dual focus on commercial and high-end fine jewellery with an emphasis on conceptual design. The Jewellery Design Department is committed to being the leading driver of advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing technology in the industry.

The video shows aspects that are covered in the course and the facilities in the Department:

Professional Bodies

The Jewellery Council of South Africa
Mining Qualification Authority (MQA)