In todays competitive jewellery industry the only way to excel is through unique and saleable designs. A strong foundation in jewellery design is the basis for many jewellery career paths.
Not sure if you can draw jewellery? With this intensive program you can learn, from first principles, the fundamentals of jewellery design. No prior design or art experience is required. By the end of this course you will complete a mini portfolio of creative designs and leave with a clear understanding of how to transfer your ideas to paper in preparation for the next important step, the manufacturing of the piece.
What you will learn
This comprehensive course includes 5 core modules:
Basic Creative Drawing
Working With Major Forms
Designing with Gemstones
Settings, Findings & Component parts
Design Principles and Course Review
Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers. Read More
Even though I am not the neatest in drawing, I have learned the basics of jewellery and fundamentals of designing through this great course.
-Lazima S. (Sri Lanka)
Tanja is so knowledgeable and kind. She is also patient and explains everything very clearly... This course will definitely help me get to where I want to be in my jewellery career. I can't wait to enlist myself in Part 2 of the course.
- Nargis M. (Singapore)
Very well organised and presented. Tanja is superb, could learn loads from her... Very excited to start making designs for myself.
- Chye Lian L.(Singapore)
I am very confident that the skills and techniques I have learned will help me immensely with finding work as a fine jewellery designer
- Carys O.
The course is definitely worth enrolling to get a good fundamentals on jewellery design concepts. Everything you learnt is applicable and opens yourself to the basic fundamentals you need. Great mentor and learning journey for every lessons!
- Eric W. (Singapore)
It's a very well paced and fantastically organised course with lots of materials and sufficient examples for learning...A wonderful opportunity to pick up new skills and knowledge within the realm of jewellery and designing
- Wei Yeong L. (Singapore)
A wonderful class taught by Tanja Sadow. She is a very engaging instructor with lots of professional insights that were readily shared and very apparent in class. Really enjoyed learning from her and was very inspired.
- Ling Kai Ng.(Singapore)
Interesting well-paced classes with useful practical tips and the best instructor one could ask for!
- Calvin Z. (Singapore)
Absolutely loved the course. Very informative and the trainer made it so easy for us.
- Rani V. (UK)
JDMIS is the the best academy to learn and study more about the jewellery industries. It provides all the useful informations and materials which I'm very sure I can't find in any other academy out there, which helps us to achieve success in this industry!
- Kassim M. (Singapore)
The course was very detailed and I learned a lot while building a steady foundation for the skills I hope to achieve. Course outline and timings were great for busy adults. I love the way my lecturer Tanja conducts the lessons and I'm definitely looking forward to more classes with her.
- Tracy T. (Singapore)
I would say that the teachers are very passionate and skilled. Students will get hands-on experience with good guidance and also life long contacts with students and teachers.
- Valerie S.(Singapore)
Great instructors, environment, material and practice... Design jewellery for self, family
- Catherine C. (Singapore)
Duration & Training Modes
Duration: 3-5 weeks
Mode: Blended or e-Learning
All important theory and practical demonstrationst will now be delivered through asynchronous (self-paced) online learning. This means that students go through most of the learning at their own pace and convenience via a comprehensive series of online videos and attend live interaction sessions (physical or online) afterwards to receive maximum support and guidance under expert instructors to reinforce the learning of key skills and concepts. For more information on different training modes, click here .
JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return for free for refresher courses (subjected to availability).
This course is part of the Fine Jewellery Design specialisation . At the end of the programmes, participants will have designed several jewellery sketches of their own.
Next Step (Classical Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD200 - Classical Jewellery Design 2: Technical drawing and Counter sketching.
Next Step (Complementary Design Specialisation): DD100 - Digital Jewellery Design 1: Fundamentals of Digital Jewellery Design (CAD).
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Diploma.
Tools and materials
Blended-learning students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. The course fee includes all the tools, drawing materials and reference materials required for students to complete their coursework efficiently.
e-Learning students may opt out of purchasing the toolkit by letting our registrar know at the time of your registration.
Frequently asked questions:
What is the difference between Blended Learning and e-Learning Modes of Study +
The Blended Learning is a new option where less physical attendance is required to complete the course. The majority of your learning will take place through structured asynchronous (self-study) learning on our online platform. Once you have completed the required online lessons, you will attend scheduled classroom sessions at JDMIS’ campus (in Singapore) where core techniques and knowledge are reinforced under the guidance of our expert instructors.
Similar to the Blended Learning, participants of the e-Learning Course will go through self-directed and self-paced learning through our structured online course. After completing the required self-study, participants will attend scheduled live online sessions with an expert instructor and a small group of other online learners.
In general, the total duration of e-Learning courses is slightly shorter than their blended-learning counterparts due to the absence of physical class attendance. This makes the e-learning courses more affordable, and also a suitable choice for individuals who do not have the option of joining us at the JDMIS Singapore campus.
For more detailed explanation on the Blended Learning and e-Learning, please visit our Training Mode explainer page.
How will the schedules work? +
Most of your jewellery training will be delivered through HD-quality recordings that you can view at your own pace and convenience. Live session with the instructor (physical for Blended, and online for eLearning) will be scheduled in between or near the end of the course to reinforce your mastery of key concepts.
What if I have questions during self-study? +
The learners from each course will receive access to an exclusive WhatsApp Group where you can get feedback from instructors and engage in discussions with your fellow students. You can also raise your questions during the live lessons with the instructors.
How much time do I need to study a week? +As most of the course is self-paced, you conduct your study at your own pace that suits your learning style. but the general recommended duration is 1-2 days a week.
Are the tools & materials included? If not, how much do I need to pay? +
The cost of tools and materials is already included in the course fee. All students will receive the same tool kit that they will need to complete their course efficiently. For Singaporean and PRs, the amount will be invoiced and paid separately because tools & materials fees are not covered by SSG funding. Overseas students doing the online only/e-Learning option are eligible to opt out of purchasing the toolkit by letting our registrar know at the time of your registration.
How will my assignment be graded and what do I need to pass? +
You are responsible for completing the online lessons before attending the live sessions with JDMIS instructors. Each course has several milestone assignments which you need to complete and submit by specified deadlines in order for your instructors to review and provide feedback.
In order for your instructors to review your assignments and provide feedback, you need to take photos/scans of your completed work (design or jewellery piece) and submit them onto the JDMIS online assessment portal.
You need to obtain an average mark of 60% or higher to pass the course and receive your Certificate of Completion.