Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD and CAM) processes are revolutionising jewellery today. Freelance designers can produce one-of-a-kind jewellery at a fraction of the cost and jewellery manufacturers can increase production time and quality well beyond what was possible using traditional hand crafting.

Jump-start your experience with CAD using industry-leading CAD software by Gemvision: Matrix 9 together with software skills, learn useful sizes, shapes and measurements and gain substantial experience designing jewellery to specifications and rendering stunning, photorealistic images of your designs.

Course outline

This course begins with an introduction to the latest technologies in jewellery prototyping including equipment, techniques and services. Learn to produce jewellery design files ready for manufacture and how best to use service bureaus to cost-effectively manufacture accurate, stunning jewellery. As the final course in the FJD programme, you will sketch, design, model, render and produce your final project.

Unique Matrix Builders

Unique Matrix Builders

UV Mapping

UV Mapping

Sub-Divisional Organic Designs

Sub-Divisional Organic Designs

Custom Shaped Gems

Custom Shaped Gems

Preparing Models for Printing

Preparing Models for Printing

  • Tools and materials

    Tools and materials

    Uniquely, JDMIS has all of its CAD Lab configured for remote access - students are given login-credentials to allow them to remotely operate JDMIS' sophisticated equipment and specialised software throughout the duration of their training and project work.

    For those that want to install their own software for use off-line, JDMIS works with GemVision to obtain affordable student-licences of this professional software. Industry users ready to adopt these new tools can also take advantage of volume discounts given to JDMIS students from regional software and equipment resellers.

  • Learning path

    Learning path

    Design

    This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.

    Pre-requirements: DD200 - Digital Jewellery Design 2: Intermediate 3D Modelling & Gem Settings

    Next Step (Digital Jewellery Design Specialisation): DD400 - Digital Jewellery Design 4: Jewellery Modelling with non-Jewellery Tools

    Next Step (Complementary Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD300 - Classical Jewellery Design 3: Jewellery Illustration, Light and Colour

    Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Advanced Diploma.

  • Duration

    Duration

    30 hours

    1 week (Full-time), or
    5 weeks (Part-time)

    JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).

  • Course fee

    Course fee

    SGD 1,800

    Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course

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