Introduction to Jewellery Design and Making


18 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


In this short course participants will be introduced to jewellery design and making. The objective will be to learn about contemporary jewellery design and practice and to delve into the material processes of Gold Silversmithing. Participants will work creatively from original drawings using essential processes to explore contemporary forms in metal

Course content

Participants will commence designing and making jewellery objects utilising introductory Gold Silversmithing techniques. Through a series of learning activities participants will develop ideas and designs through drawings and assemblages; Experience technical processes and working with metals specifically related to Gold Silversmithing practice; Use different metal fabrication techniques such as sawing, filing, cold-joining and soldering to make a jewellery piece.


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

Basic materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Personal protective equipment. A list of materials you will be required to purchase will be supplied prior to the course commencing.

Suited to

This course is suited to participants with little or no experience in a Gold Silversmithing studio who are interested in learning about jewellery design and making.

Additional notes

Introduction to Jewellery Design and Making will be taught in dedicated, specialist Gold Silversmithing Studios.


The objective is to gain knowledge about contemporary jewellery practice and to make a creative personal jewellery design using introductory Gold Silversmithing techniques. Participants who would like to continue on can enrol inIntroduction to Jewellery Design and Making 2 or they may use the skills developed towards folio preparation Gold Silversmithing specialisation in the Bachelors of Fine Art in the School of Art.
Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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