B.Des. in Jewellery Design is a 3-year undergraduate academic arts-centered program.
It is much like a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, and many of the subjects are same across both courses. The course aims to create trained professionals who can understand the intricacies and technicalities of jewellery design, production,
quality control, promotion, branding, and management.
The program essentially aims to build in candidates skills of creativity, innovation, critical professional judgment along with design-related intellectual acumen. The curriculum of the course includes both theoretical lessons and participation in workshops, exhibitions, shows, seminars etc.
The course is offered at leading Indian institutes such as:
Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2 to 2.5 Lacs for a span of 3 years.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 4 to 5 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test.|
|Course Fee||INR 2-2.5 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4-5 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Organizations'||Kalyan Jewellers, Tanishq, The Malabar, Nakshatra, Bluestone, Voylla, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas'||Corporate Houses, Shopping Malls, Fashion Marketing, Design Production Management, Fashion Media, Boutiques, Fashion Accessory Design, Fashion Show Management, Garment Manufacturing Unit, and such.|
|Top Job Profiles||Jewelry Designer, Gemologist, among others.|
This 3-year course in the field of designing is partly theory and partly practical, involving exposing students to exhibitions, fashion shows, workshops, seminars, and such activities where they get to learn and get hands on experience in their field. Jewellery designing, manufacturing, and trading, is an integral part of India's economy. With our country being world-renowned for its age-old gems, precious metals, and jewellery designs. the current boom in the jewelry industry is justified.
With commercialization of this art, new professional horizons for have opened up for such professionals.
those willing to create a ‘sparkling’ future in this field. With the changing times and trends, new innovations and modernity have come into play, making jewelry a vast field to experiment professionally in. Traditional ornaments and urban designs and technologies have led to metals being used in a variety of ways. Interested aspirants with a creative bend of mind are best suited for the course. as part of the course’s curriculum, enrolled students are imparted advanced lessons in:
Such aspirants would ideally possess the following skills.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees per annum in INR|
|Faculty of Design, Manipal University||Jaipur||2.3 lacs|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar||1.2 lacs|
|Sharda University||Greater Noida||2.08 lacs|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology||Mumbai||2.2 lacs|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology||Kangra||2.2 lacs|
|AAFT School of Fashion and Design||Noida||2.25 lacs|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Successful completion of the 10+2 level of education in any stream, preferably Commerce, completed from a recognized university.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|History of Art and Jewelry||Elements of Design||Gemology|
|Export Procedure||Design Foundation for Jewellery||Diamond Grading|
|Merchandising||Rendering Techniques||Setting of Gemstones in Jewellery|
|Retail Management||Designing with different techniques and ideas||Manufacturing Costume Jewelry|
|Branding||Metallurgy and Casting process (Design Theory)||CAD|
|Semester 4||Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Commercial Skills||Marketing and Advertising||Design Theories and Practices|
|Indian Market||Advanced CAD||Digital Representation|
|International Market||Materials for Design||Product Business Planning|
|Manufacturing Process||Methods and Instruments for Design||Seminar and Workshop|
|Accessory Design||Projects and Summer Internship||-|
Such professionals have the option of taking active part in exhibitions and auctions that display their creative works, which can be sponsored across different parts of the world.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Jewelry Designer||They are professional designers who use a variety of materials like precious metals, gemstones, and crystals in creating jewelry and accessories for the ears, neck, hands, fingers, feet and toes. Jewelry Designers discuss precise specifications with clients as to how they want the jewellery to be designed.||4-5 lacs|
Gemologists study different types of gems to determine their quality, value, and genuineness. Gemologists use optical instruments, and determine purity levels of the gems and their composition.
Their job duties also include immersing gems into chemical solutions to study their properties and studying rare gems to provide gem-related advice to customers.