You will be working with jewellery design, product development, business, aesthetics, materials, concepts, trends, cultural understanding, innovation, marketing, and value and supply chains.
In short, you will gain knowledge about the entire process from idea to sold jewellery product.
The focus of the 3 ½-year programme is jewellery, technology and business and you will obtain a cross-disciplinary understanding of how to produce/create jewellery using modern technology. We generally focus on how jewellery is conceptualised, produced, marketed and sold nationally/domestically and internationally.
The programme puts particular emphasis on preparing you to start your own company within the jewellery industry/business – also in an international perspective.
You will be working with jewellery design, product development, business, aesthetics, materials, concepts, trends, cultural understanding, innovation, marketing, and value and supply chains. In short, you will gain knowledge about the entire process from idea to sold jewellery product.
Starting from the value and supply chain, you will learn how to analyse the financial market sustainability of the jewellery concepts and to optimise production and logistics processes.
You will learn to plan, manage and carry out complex processes resulting in innovative and creative possible solutions to challenges within jewellery production. We pay particular attention to functionality, Emotional Design, sustainability and choice of material in relation to the form and aesthetics of jewellery.
On the programme, we also focus strongly on Wearable Technology, makers Movement and The Quantified Self in relation to the technological jewellery industry of the future. You will learn to work with e.g. 3D print, prototypes and production regarding both unique jewellery specimens and mass production.
The programme is only offered once every other year in English. The international programme is offered in 2020 and 2022.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Jewellery, Technology and Business is a bachelor degree programme that takes 3 ½ years (equivalent to 210 ECTS).
On the fifth semester, you must do an internship in a company in Denmark or abroad. The internship provides you with the possibility to test your skills in practice and to gain valuable work experience.
Your internship gives you the opportunity as a student to build a strong network in the industry and to establish a practice-oriented connection with the business community. The internship lasts the entire semester.
Your internship coordinator at KEA will help you with the practicalities in connection with your internship, for which you will yourself be the prime mover in finding a host company. KEA has a wide company network.
Collaboration with businesses
During your studies, you will be in close contact with the business community. Thus, the Jewellery, Technology and Business programme allows you to get extremely close to the sector or industry in which you would like to work once you have finished your studies.
You will be cooperating with companies as part of the teaching and you and your fellow students will be solving specific problems and cases presented by the companies. Thus, already as a student, you get the opportunity to test your competencies in practice and gain valuable work experience in the industry.
You will be visiting Danish and international companies and educational institutions, e.g. in connection with study trips, internship and exchange stays.
You also have the opportunity to collaborate with the business community in connection with your final project. Thus, already as a student on Jewellery, Technology and Business, you establish a practical connection with the industry in which you will work once you graduate.
CAREER AND FUTURE
As a Bachelor in Jewellery, Technology and Business, you will be able to work on many different assignments within production, design and sale of jewellery. You can both design your own jewellery or develop concepts for other people’s jewellery. You can work with sale and marketing or assist in the technological part of the production. You may also work as a consultant or an advisor.
The programme puts a special emphasis on enabling you to start your own business within the industry – also in an international perspective.
As a Bachelor in Jewellery, Technology and Business, you must be ready to adapt since fashion changes every season. Old materials replace the new ones while, at the same time, retro waves sweep over the market.
Typical jobs for a Bachelor in Jewellery, Technology and Business are:
- Jewellery designer
- Trend spotter
- Concept developer
- Sales and marketing employee
- PR coordinator
With a BA in Jewellery, Technology & Business, you may be eligible to take a Master’s degree programme.