Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor in Jewellery Design and Technology
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 5 - 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Visual Arts and Crafts » Jewellery Making
Strategic Purpose Statement
Bachelor in Jewellery Design and Technology is designed to deliver an industry aligned adaptive curriculum, to develop creative stimulus, innovation, ethics and originality. The purpose of this qualification is to provide the sector with qualified jewellery manufacturing professionals who have specialist knowledge and skills required to be a goldsmith, with relevance to the Aotearoa New Zealand cultural context. It will also equip students to bring a cultural responsiveness to their Goldsmithing practice in the Aotearoa context.
The qualification is intended for learners who want to work in the wider jewellery industry and for those who want to build on their own relevant experience and gain or be recognised for specialist knowledge and skills in a self-employed/freelance role.

The community will benefit through the provision of accessible, quality services provided by skilled and qualified Goldsmiths who complement and support other professionals who make up the jewellery industry workforce.
Graduate profile
1. Develop practices to communicate professional ideas in the presentation of work to clearly identified stakeholders.
2. Apply established strategies for business practices and processes related to self-employment/freelance practice.
3. Evaluate and develop fundamental technical design solutions through structured and transparent methodologies of
jewellery designs.
4. Apply advanced technical design solutions through structured and transparent methodologies of jewellery designs.
5. Evaluate and develop CAD modelling designs and knowledge of manufacturing processes to produce viable and
workable components.
6. Apply advanced and complex CAD modelling skills to produce viable prototypes using 3D digital printing.
7. Apply a range of methodologies and strategies to create conceptual design solutions in the production of own jewellery
designs.
8.Select themes appropriate in the development of own jewellery designs to demonstrate advanced construction skills and
innovation.
9. Research and critically assess the development of own designs to demonstrate the construction of a complex suite of
jewellery that includes CAD, engraving, and gemstone setting.
10. Investigate and apply specialised workshop practices to contribute skills, perspectives and knowledge valuable to the
industry.
Education pathways
Graduate of this qualification may pathway into specialists programme at Post Graduate or Masters in Fine Arts in
Jewellery/Metal or undertake Masters in Business Administration post the requisite business experience.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a range of settings such as manufacturing, goldsmithing, jewellery and
designer organisations or in a self-employment / freelance practitioner capacity. Roles may include Goldsmith, CAD
jewellery designer, bench jeweller, freelance practitioner.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry to this programme is limited to domestic students only. Learners are required to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. * Meet the NCEA Level 3 entry requirements, or provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level, OR * Other equivalent education; OR * Appropriate work experience in the wider jewellery industry (Interview required); AND Learners may also be required to complete an audition prior to enrolment. This will be a two-day process to assess learners interest and suitability before commitment is made by the student.
Education Organisation Whitecliffe Enterprises Limited
Developed By Whitecliffe Enterprises Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4012
Status Current
Created May 2019
Next Review December 2024
Content
BJDT501 Business Environment and Communication
BJDT502 Design Studio 1
BJDT503 CAD Designs
BJDT504 Design Research
BJDT505 Creative Design Studio
BJDT601 Entrepreneurship
BJDT602 Advanced Design Studio 2
BJDT603 Advanced CAD Designs
BJDT604 Advanced Creative Design Studio 2
BJDT701 Gemmology
BJDT702 Jewellery Engraving
BJDT703 Complex CAD Designs
BJDT704 Gemstone Setting
BJDT705 Jewellery Repair
BJDT706 Capstone Project

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