Diploma in Precious Metal Arts

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JDMIS Precious Metal Arts Programme Become a Certified Precious Metal Artist! Precious Metals I - Creative Silver Modelling Techniques Precious Metals II - New Technology and Mixed Media Precious Metals III - Powder Metallurgy Master Techniques Precious Metals IV - Metalsmithing Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets Epic Jewellery and Contemporary Trends Fine Jewellery Design DiplomaJewelelry fabrication using precious metals requires commitment, dedication and experience that was traditionally only achieved through long periods of apprenticeship. This comprehensive diploma incorporates new technologies and traditional techniques to accelerate skills development and build a deep understanding and appreciation for work with precious metals.

By becoming a Certified Precious Metal Artist, you develop the skills and confidence to produce unique and remarkable jewellery creations.

With a broad array of creative and challenging metalwork projects, structured time to practice and refine critical skills, and exposure to design and industry knowledge, JDMIS metal artists stand apart from their peers in the jewellery industry.

Certified Precious Metal Artists:
  • fabricate jewellery with a variety of precious materials
  • produce unique designs using advanced techniques
  • combine skills from multiple disciplines to create unique
    masterpieces or reproducible lines of jewellery
  • create according to their own styles, or work efficiently
    with clients to develop bespoke creations.

Diploma modules in this programme include:
MC100xp: Precious Metals I
Creative Silver Modeling Techniques
Begin your journey as a precious metal artist with the latest technology in hand fabrication: Powder metallurgy. Mold ‘metal clay’ to create pure silver jewellery such as rings, pendants, earrings and brooches. Learn and perfect a variety of modelling methods, various gemstone setting techniques and, after firing, traditional and non-traditional jewellery finishing techniques to create spectacular silver jewellery.
MC300xp: Precious Metals III
Powder Metallurgy Master Techniques
With experience comes the confidence to work with better quality materials. Master the combination of 22 karat gold into your designs, as well as how to fuse gold-leaf to silver designs to achieve an opulent look without the cost of solid gold. As well as working with the finest materials, mastery of metal clays requires expertise in creating moulds and patterns to produce consistent lines of precious metal jewellery.

MC200xp: Precious Metals II
New Technology and Mixed Media
Extend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver to incorporate other materials, both new and traditional. Work with different metal clay alloys to produce unique jewellery. Discover the creative opportunities of glass fusing and how to incorporate glass, precious metal foils and metal clays together to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles for faceted gemstones and cabochons or raw gem materials.
MS100xp: Precious Metals IV
Traditional Metal Smithing Techniques
Learn traditional ways to manipulate gold, silver, copper, bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working with metals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering. Apply textures, rolling your own metal sheet and draw wires to custom thicknesses. Make joints and cold connections and prefect professional finishing techniques. Understand how metals are cast and options available to small studios.

GM100: Gem & Jewellery Trade Secrets
Trade practices, Buying Tips, Treatments & More...
Appreciate the rarity of the precious elements used in jewellery: Learn gemstone classification systems and how coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls are valued and sometimes imitated. Grasp the properties of precious metals and how these and fabrication methods affect value. Become proficient with loupe techniques and examine hundreds of natural, synthetic and imitation gemstones.
HS100: Epic Jewellery & Contemporary Trends
Famous Jewellers, Classic Designs & Identifying Trends
From prehistory to the present day, the significant periods of jewellery design are presented in order to gain knowledge and inspiration from the past. See how certain themes, materials and patterns repeat themselves and how World-famous jewellers capitalize on these cycles. Today's fashion trends are also covered as well as how jewellery designers can prepare themselves for future trends.

All tools and materials are included in the course fees.  This programme is available as a full-time course of study or can be achieved in a modular fashion. Prerequisites include English proficiency and completion of high-school or equivalent education. Information within printed materials is subject to change - please contact the JDMIS registrar for admissions and pricing information or visit www.jdmis.edu.sg.   Diploma is issued by the JDMIS upon completion of matriculation requirements which include minimum attendance, project assessments, in-course tests and final examinations.

Course fees: S$13,850
All JDMIS Course fees are fully inclusive of all materials, tools, taxes, registration fees, etc...

There are no hidden costs; read more about the school's unique pricing policies here... 

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