JEWELLERY DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Utilizing Ghana’s natural resources by offering an artistic and cultural reference point for students who want to study Jewellery design. The Jewellery Design programme has been designed in consultation with the Jewellery Design industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently.

Welcome to Jewellery Design Department

We are honored to have you become part of our community here at the Jewellery Design Technology Department and we welcome you to join us on our mission towards the achievement of ACDT’s vision. Learn essential core skills in jewellery making, to build confidence and know-how. A carefully structured series of projects will introduce you to a range of materials, techniques and processes.

Departmental Code: BJD Start Date: September, 2018 Delivery: Full-time
Ghanaian fee: ¢5,707.00 International fee: $ 1,800.00
Richard Andrew O. Addo

Richard Andrew O. Addo

Ag. Head of Department

About the programme

The Jewellery Design Technology Department offers an artistic and cultural reference point for students who want to study Jewellery Design. A range of basic jewellery-making techniques are taught, among them sawing, filing, soldering, bending, forging, and polishing. Jewellery students learn to drill, file, weld and shape materials, before polishing and setting precious and semi-precious stones in the finished product.

At ACDT, students are encouraged to develop their own style using metal as well as alternative materials and jewels to create rings, earrings, bracelets and more. From design to production, students at ACDT learn every step in the jewellery-making process, both in the classroom and in the workshop.

PROGRAMME TYPES

AIM

The Jewellery Design Technology programme is designed to contribute to the transformation of the Ghanaian raw material export economy into a manufacturing economy that will export quality finished products for increased foreign exchange. Most importantly, this course is instituted to pave the way for a more profitable use of Ghana’s raw and hopefully, refined gold, through skills and research development in the art of precious jewellery design and fabrication/manufacture.

We therefore seek to:

a. Use this programme to initiate the development of a gold market in Ghana

b. Give the youth an opportunity to give vent to their creative ideas through jewellery design and manufacture as a profession.

c. Develop a group of competent, professional jewellery designers to satisfy the growing needs of Ghana’s citizens as the country moves to the upper echelons of a middle-income country.

d. Serve as a conduit for those who have established careers in other disciplines and who seek to change their professional direction.

e. Serve as a means for those who have been out of touch to enhance their skills by upgrading themselves to acquire current technological tools developed to aid the modern design, manufacturing or production environment.

DEGREE

Bachelor of Art in Jewellery Design

Four (4) year programme

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DIPLOMA

Diploma in Jewellery Design

Two (2) year programme

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CERTIFICATE

Certificate in Jewellery Design

3 - 12 months

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Our Course module

Introduction to Jewellery Design

This course involves experimentation and practical lessons that expose students to the use of metal and other complimentary materials in making jewellery

3 Credit Hours

Foundations in Technical Drawing

Explaining why technical drawing is an effective way of communicating design concepts and examining industry trends to show why designers, engineers and technologists today have an even greater need to master graphics communication.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to African Art and Culture

This course is designed to help students understand the society in which they live and perform. The history, practices and beliefs that make up the African society, will be explored and discussed.

3 Credit Hours

Workshop Practice Basics

This course introduces students to the relevant activities that take place in jewellery production with special emphasis on the health and safety aspects.

3 Credit Hours

Basic Drawing

Introducing students to basic drawing techniques by increasing their observation skills with emphasis on the fundamentals of drawing.

3 Credit Hours

Communication and Study Skills I

This course is designed to help students develop effective language and study skills for their academic work; improve vocabulary, become familiar with the conventions of standard English Language usage, and develop strategies for preparing for, and taking examinations.

3 Credit Hours

Meet the Jewellery Design Instructors

Richard Andrew O. Addo

Richard Andrew O. Addo

Ag. Head of Department

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J.Marmon-Halm

J.Marmon-Halm

Lecturer

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Mohammed Baidoo

Mohammed Baidoo

Lecturer

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Selete K. D. Ofori

Selete K. D. Ofori

Lecturer

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Fee Schedule

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:

Student type Programme type Amount
Ghanaian Degree ¢5,707.00
Diploma ¢2,735.00
Certificate ¢
Foreign Degree  $ 1,500.00
Diploma  $ 1,500.00
Certificate  $ 1,500.00

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Entry Requirements

WASSCE with credits (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects including three (3) Core subjects English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies, as well as three Elective subjects with a total aggregate of 24 or better.

SSSCE with credits (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) Core subjects English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies, as well as three (3) Elective subjects with a total aggregate of 24 or better.

GCE Advanced Level with credits in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had Credits (Grade 6 or better) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for Non-Science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).

Mature Students: Applicants who do not possess the requirement for direct entry may present a portfolio for examination. Such applicants must be at least 25 years old at the time of admisssion and show proof of their age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which must be at least three years old at the time of application.

HND Holders: Applicants must possess a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division in a relevant Area of study from a recognized institution.

Other qualifications including International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum note of 10/20 in each relevant subject, City and Guilds, Technician Part 3 and Advanced Technician Diploma etc., in relevant subjects which are equivalent to the SSSCE/ WASSCE or the GCE will be considered.

Your Application

Apply for this programme via the admission link on our website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online. You’ll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you will need.

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