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FIT offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Jewelry Design. See eligibility requirements before you apply. Applicants to the AAS program are expected to provide a competitive portfolio.

The revised Jewelry Design program (beginning fall 2015) blends the disciplines of design and fabrication. Since the industry now requires mastery of both design and studio practice, the new curriculum gives all students a variety of skills, such as piercing, soldering, and model making, in addition to digital skills in prototyping, design, and rendering. The program focuses on creative problem solving, producing designers who understand production, and artisans who understand how raw materials come together to give life to a design.

The Jewelry Design program includes a studio course in Alternative/Sustainable Materials, giving students the opportunity to confront sustainability issues in both design and manufacturing. An understanding of sustainability in mining practices, gemstone origins, and trends is essential to success in todayís marketplace.

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 FITís Jewelry Design Connection and work on projects with students from around the world who bring a unique perspective to jewelry design.

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