The Alchimia’s BFA offers a full immersion course into the world of contemporary jewellery. Students are encouraged to explore materials and technical processes that best serve to create an original body of work.
Our jewellery design program offers a 360-degree journey through contemporary jewellery, with focused support in the development of a personal artistic style.
Our two-year BFA degree program in Contemporary Jewellery Design offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary jewellery and body ornaments.
Our program starts with courses in traditional techniques and skills in the construction and design of jewellery and then introduces our students to new technologies, creative use of resources, a material expression for originality in design, and conceptual grounding for ideas that could enhance their expertise as jewellery makers and designers.
The program is divided into six semesters that provide, through a challenging but organic full-immersion process, a balanced combination of practice and theoretical principles to enhance the competence of future jewellery designers.
Following Alchimia’s philosophy, this programme nurtures an approach to learning that merges the theoretical, the pragmatic, and the experiential in order to develop confidence, skill, creativity, and imagination.
This BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Jewellery Design is tailored to each student individually thanks to a team of expert teachers that provide individual tutoring. Moreover, our jewellery design program is built on a variety of different professional experiences that encompass carefully selected study trips both locally and abroad.
These two-year jewellery design programme may function as a self-contained program for those who are interested in achieving short-term high-level results or work as a jewellery designer. In addition, our program can be interesting also for those who would like to enrol on an MFA programme in Contemporary Jewellery. Every student is assigned their own personal workbench and given complete access to the facilities and the equipment at the school.
Only twelve BFA students are admitted per year for each course, ensuring close and personal interaction between students and tutors.
Candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent are eligible to be selected after the admission process. English language proficiency is required.
Lessons take place from the beginning of September to the end of July, for a total of 1422 hours per year. Each academic year is equal to 90 credits, for a total of 180 credits in 2 years.