Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

“It’s the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge“ Albert Einstein

When can I register?
Our courses are held in continuous cycles. Applications may be submitted all year round while places last, although there is always a very limited number of places. It is therefore worth booking the course and timetable you want in good time. You can start at any time of the year. The lessons on each course are private and customisable. 
What is the duration of the professional courses and how can I attend?
Lesson schedule and attendance modes are completely customizable to the needs of the students, wherever possible.

Standard attendance modes: the courses can be completed in 6-8 months, 3 lessons per week, 4 hours per lesson, optionally in the times: 10 am to 2 pm, 3 pm to 7 pm. In 6-8 months, the total amount is 300 hours.

Special full immersion mode: or those who need to shorten their completion times as much as possible, there are specially scheduled, full-immersion 3-4-month courses with 6/8 hours per day, every day except Saturdays and Sundays.Students enrolling in a full-immersion course must complete the programme in the expected time.

What do I pay for?
When we say APPROXIMATELY we mean that even though a PROFESSIONAL course provides for 300 hours of lessons, our school traditionally allows students running behind (for their own personal reasons) to end the programme with more hours than those planned, without having to pay anything more than originally agreed.
What is our aim?
Our most important aim is to provide the students with optimum and comprehensive training and to put them in a position to be able to work on their own without having to undergo a long apprenticeship with another artisan or goldsmith’s workshop.
How do our students enter the labour market?
During all these years we’ve found that many of our students go on to establish themselves as entrepreneurial artisans, often creating their own independent brands, whilst others are taken on by big names in the Italian and international fine jewellery world, fulfilling their dreams and securing their future.
Equipment and Materials?
All necessary equipment is provided by our School. Jewellery pieces and metals (silver and gold) must be paid for by the student. All objects created during the courses are the exclusive property of the student.
What do I receive?
At the end of each course the students receive a certificate of attendance, which they can use to register for local crafts fairs.