Applications for courses commencing in 2024 are being accepted.
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This course is an Intermediate Level programme in basic Jewellery design as a three-dimensional art form. Additionally, this course explores various materials, techniques and art concepts in jewellery design and small-scale metal artworks.
The course will introduce the student to the fundamental techniques used to make jewellery and small-scale artworks using copper, brass, and silver metals and how to create a portfolio of work and design.
The student will learn how to use various tools such as torches, jewellery saws, hammers, drills, pliers, cutting tools, doming block and punches, pendant motors, rolling mills, draw bench and draw plates, and polishing and burnishing tools.
In addition, the student will learn how to make mathematical calculations related to alloying metal (hallmarking), alloying fine gold and silver with other base metals to obtain the same permitted standards in varying colours such as reddish gold, white gold, and yellowish/red gold. The student will also learn about improving, reducing and mixing different finesses of gold and silver, as well as recovery of gold and fine silver from scrap precious metals.
The course delves in the proper understanding of Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Regulations (Legal Notice 147 of 2004), as amended by Legal notices 181 and 186 of 2006, 467 of 2007, 105 of 2008, 426 of 2012 and ACT VII of 2011.
Students enrolled in the course will be working within a group and sharing workshop facilities with other learners.
Minimum Entry Requirements
The candidate will need to buy basic tools and materials
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement*.
* STUDENTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY SECURE AN MCAST CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT MAY APPLY FOR A HALLMARK FROM THE CONSUL/MCCAA AS PER REGULATIONS APPLICABLE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
Note: If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s. Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.