More than an Institute or Academy, Alchimia is the experience of living and breathing contemporary jewellery: our aim is to go beyond orthodox teaching methods and to lead students on a journey of self-discovery using a broad range of approaches, concepts, and media as touchstones along this path.
We offer comprehensive two-year BFA and MFA programs that have been developed over more than two decades of experience in close collaboration with a team of international teachers and advisors, all leaders in their respective creative fields.
Our objective is to teach students to express their creativity through contemporary jewelry, developing high-quality technical and theoretical skills in jewellery making and design. By adopting the very latest technological developments and the most experimental cultural trends. We encourage our students to enhance their talents. Alchimina programs in Contemporary Jewellery focus draws on the revision and adoption of traditional techniques and carefully selected materials combined with experimental and ground-breaking approaches to design, teaching students how to transform ideas and research into jewellery and design objects, and how to access the working context.
Our students are mentored and tutored by a team of experts in jewelry, design, and the visual arts. Drawing on their own experiences, our tutors offer advice on techniques, tendencies, and developments in the field of contemporary jewellery. Our tutors are able to bring out our students’ own personal creativity by offering tailored guidance and evaluation throughout the course of the academic year.
Only twelve Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students and eight for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program are admitted per year, ensuring close and personal interaction between students and tutors.