Advanced Diploma in Precious Metal Arts (Enhanced)

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore


Course introduction

Introduction


Seasoned precious metal artists have experience not just with creation, but with redesign, repair and reuse. Going beyond single-metal capabilities, they combine metals creatively, work with high value metals such as gold and do so with accuracy and attention to fine detail. Besides their technical skill, fabrication professionals must also be able to work with gemstones, identify design styles to use in their jewellery and express their creativity effectively and on-demand.

This advanced-level qualification builds upon the core competencies developed in the Precious Metal Arts Diploma. Graduates completing this qualification have experience with a wider range of gemstone setting techniques, understand how to mass-produce their designs and how to work effectively with high-value materials or apply premium finishes such as gilding (gold foil) or inlay to their pieces. Incorporating training on the intricacies of gemstones and aesthetic appreciation ensures participants have the confidence to deal with customers in a variety of situations. With this knowledge and proficiency, graduates are prepared to establish businesses as studio jewellers, designing, marketing and making jewellery for their own customers.

This ‘enhanced’ variation of the Precious Metal Arts Advanced Diploma includes additional holistic projects that utilise information from ALL course modules and their successful completion represents not only skills competence, but synthesis of learning and effective practical application of those skills.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Jewellery Trade Practices 2: Gem Identification Methods

Jewellery Fashion Trends 2: Aesthetic Self Discovery and Future Trends

New Metal Technology 3: Advanced techniques with Moulds to Gold

New Metal Technology 4: Professional Powder Metallurgy Masterclass

Traditional Metalsmithing 3: Metalsmithing with Basic Stone settings

Traditional Metalsmithing 4: Casting Metals and Advanced Stone Setting

Advanced Project 1: Replicate Lost Heirloom Jewellery Part

Advanced Project 2: Manufacture jewellery from provided wax



Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements
MDIS Diploma in Precious Metal Arts (Enhanced)
OR
Relevant Diploma with comparable jewellery modules from local or overseas institution with entry requirements of 12 years of formal education
OR
Diploma from local or overseas institution with entry requirements of 12 years of formal education and exemption based on portfolio review - subject to MDIS approval

English Language Requirements
C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level
OR
IELTS score of 5.5
OR
TOEFL score of 500 PBT, 173 CBT or 61 IBT
OR
MDIS Online English Placement Test pass OR – MDIS English Entrance Test pass
OR
WSS WPL 5 or equivalent English Assessment - Equivalent English qualification OR - Clear indication or letter from institution that medium of instruction for highest qualification was English (for institutions in non-English speaking countries)



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time: 8 months



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees Material Fees Optional tools for practice from home
 Full-time
(8 Months)
S$13,658.55  S$700.00 - S$900.00 S$2,000.00* S$1,391.00
Application fees: S$107.00

Fees & Structure (International)
 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees Material Fees Optional tools for practice from home
 Full-time
(8 Months)
S$13,658.55  S$2,400.00 - S$3,000.00 S$2,000.00* S$1,391.00
Application fees: S$481.50
*Course material fees may include precious metals and/or gemstones that are subject to change based on market conditions.

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

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