Cape Peninsula University of Technology Jewellery Design


Cape Peninsula University of Technology Jewellery Design

Course Information and Fees


ND: (National Diploma)

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Jewellery Design, The aim of the course is to prepare students for the emerging South African jewellery industry in managerial, marketing and manufacturing capacities, while fostering a South African design ethic that does not rely on mass plagiarism of imported images. The course has the following objectives:

  • To draw on historical studies which heighten design awareness
  • To develop skills to communicate design intention
  • To develop technical skills to manufacture jewellery from preparation of metals through to final finishing
  • To instil good workshop practice
  • To develop applied drawing and illustration techniques
Career Opportunities
Graduates enter the following career paths:

  • Work as a goldsmith
  • Design and create original models for jewellery manufacturers for mass production
  • Manage the workshop of a jewellery manufacturer
  • Become a jewellery designer in a jewellery studio
  • Become a salesperson or manager in the jewellery retail industry
  • Design or manufacture theatre or costume jewellery
  • Become a buyer for large jewellery chain stores
  • Evaluate jewellery items
  • Repair jewellery items
  • Manage a design boutique/studio
  • Start a jewellery design and manufacture business

Admission requirements
For all Certificate and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

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Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years
Course is offered on Cape Town Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Popi Makubalo
Telephone: 021 460 3296
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2016 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.