Jewellery is symbolic function and emotion through material and form in respect to the body. Adorning oneself is inherent to human nature; self-embellishment and the artefacts with which we shape our everyday offer us the opportunity to position ourselves within a certain sociological, historical and cultural reality. A focus on indepth research pushing the boundaries of state-of-the-art digital and traditional technologies and materials, artistic sensibility and critical thinking, fosters new positions between craftsmanship, technology and society. Students are encouraged to question the known and explore the unfamiliar.
Collaborations with the German Museum of Technology, Berlin (UNESCO commemorated project „Manufactory production and design of jewellery“), other design disciplines, visiting artists, design studios and brands and regional and international industry partners sharpen design and industry skills. International activity and exchange is nurtured through annual exhibitions in Munich, Eindhoven and Milan. Students are pushed and mentored to develop an individual creative position on jewellery and objects ranging from one-offs to serial production. Alumni are recognized as highly skilled designers with unique profiles, sensibilities and rigor in their professional practice, ranging from artists and small production studios to designers shaping industry.