ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School

Introduction

Alchimia contemporary jewelry school is directed by Lucia Massei. The expansive two-year BFA and MFA programs have been developed over more than a decade of experience in close collaboration with a team of international teachers and advisors, all leaders in their respective creative realms.

Alchimia’s objective is to teach students to express their creativity through contemporary jewelry, developing high-quality technical and theoretical skills. By adopting the technological developments of our time and the most experimental cultural trends, Alchimia encourages its students to enhance their talents. Its focus draws on the revision and adoption of traditional techniques and carefully selected materials combined with experimental and groundbreaking approaches to design, teaching students how to transform ideas and research paths in jewelry and design objects, and how to access the working context.

The students of Alchimia are mentored and tutored by a team of experts in jewelry, design, and the visual arts. While using their own experiences as reference, tutors profess techniques, tendencies, and developments in the field of contemporary jewelry and propound emergences in personal creativity by offering tailored guidance and evaluation over the course of the students' academic years.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor

BFA program in Contemporary Jewellery and Jewellery Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Italy Florence

The two-year BFA program offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary jewelry and body ornament to those without prior experience or possession of jewelry-making skills in a relatively short time. The course begins with traditional techniques and skills in the construction and design of jewelry and then introduces the students to new technologies, creative use of resources, and material expression for originality in design. [+]

The two-year BFA program offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary jewellery and body ornament to those without prior experience or possession of jewellery-making skills in a relatively short time.

The course begins with traditional techniques and skills in the construction and design of jewellery, and then introduces the students to new technologies, creative use of resources, and material expression for originality in design.

The program is divided into six 14-week modules that provide, through a challenging but organic full-immersion process, a balanced combination of practical and theoretical principles.

In the vein of Alchimia’s philosophy, the program nurtures an approach to learning that merges the theoretical, the pragmatic, and the experiential in order to develop confidence, skill, creativity, and imagination. It is tailored to each student individually, with teachers providing personal coaching, and builds on a variety of different professional experiences, including carefully selected study trips both locally and abroad.... [-]


Contact

Address Piazza Piattellina 3/r
50124 Florence, Tuscany, Italy