The first year focuses on basic skills – jewelry design, sculpture, casting, drafting, and fashion jewelry. In your second year, you’ll choose a concentration – Design or Studio – and take more specialized classes to develop your expertise.
- In the Design option, you’ll focus on the fashion and aesthetic elements of jewelry. You’ll learn to transform a 2D rendering into a 3D design. Studies include cost estimation, design analysis, manufacturing methods, and line-building, as well as fashion forecasting, market analysis, and world trends.
- In the Studio option, you’ll learn to develop a jewelry line from start to finish, including all phases of production.
An individualized internship can be arranged, but is not required. FIT students have interned at top jewelry companies including Tiffany & Co., Miriam Haskell, David Yurman, and Mikimoto.
Collaborate with Other Students
Join FIT’s Jewelry Design Connection and work on projects with students from around the world who bring a unique perspective to jewelry design.