The new Master of Arts in Jewellery is uniquely positioned in the nexus between traditional know-how and craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and pioneering research and development. A rigorous approach to experimentation, analysis and critical reflection hones aesthetic self-confidence, independent thinking and confident craftsmanship
The Master‘s course is characterized by expanding and shaping the broader concept of „jewellery“ and is involved in the contexts of material and technology, body and space, series and one-offs as well as tradition and innovation. Jewellery is interdisciplinary; the jewellery context imparts a special relevance in relation to the body, space, social development, culture and the environment.
The educational context of the new M.A. in Jewellery is exceptional: students draw on a network of practical materials and technology research, digital know-how, critical studies and liberal arts with expert supervision - supplemented by active knowledge transfer and development with the local jewelry industry, global companies and the world's only jewellery museum. The M.A. in Jewellery program is three semesters.
Experimentation, research and analysis lead to aesthetic confidence, independent thinking and sophisticated technical skills.
- Investigation: expand preconceived concepts, re-think approaches to jewellery, push boundaries, acquire new insights through 3 four-week intensive workshop projects
- Amplification: theory competence in contemporary, critical thinking (compulsory electives)
- Material/Tech Lab l: material and technology research in-house, with industry or institutions
- Concentration: individual focus project
- Intensification: individual project
- Reflection: advanced jewellery theory skills, agency and ethics (compulsary elective)
- Material/Tech Lab ll: advanced material and technology exploration in the home, with industry or institutions
- Contextualization: staging and engaging of individual project
"With the new M.A. in Jewellery, we explore the term 'jewellery' in a wide variety of contexts and perceptions. The DNA of our location in Pforzheim offers us unique, fertile ground for a free approach to traditional techniques and a mutually enriching dialog with industry."
Professor Christine Lüdeke
Future graduates of the M.A. in Jewellery will provide innovative, enriching and viable impulses in the diverse field of jewellery and related areas through their strong, individual design language and attitude. They possess a high level of material and technical expertise and the ability to engage in critical discourse.
They are characterized by the complex development and implementation of ideas, concepts and design.
They reflect on the ethical and sustainable positioning, communication, production and marketing in their own work and are empowered to design jewellery in its symbolic and haptic manifestation of material and form in relation to its production, the wearer and the interaction.