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Course Information and Fees



Diploma: (diploma)

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 can 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 of 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 manufacturing business.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma 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 Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
35830 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
34240 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
37930 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Ms P Makubalo
Telephone: +27 21 460 3296 / +27 21 460 9
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.