IICD OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREES IN CRAFTS & DESIGN IN AFFILATION WITH RAJASTHAN ILD SKILLS UNIVERSITY.
- 4 YEARS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (B.Des.)
- 2 YEARS POSTGRADUATE DEGREE (M.Des.)
- 3 YEARS POSTGRADUATE DEGREE ( M.Voc.) (for non- design graduates)
From 2021 onwards, IICD in collaboration with IIGJ (Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery) is offering Jewellery Design as a specialisation, in both its UG & PG programmes. IIGJ has state of the art infrastructure to conduct this programme. IICD and IIGJ both with the expertise have created this unique programme.
Jewellery has been an integral part of Indian society since the beginning of civilization. It holds great value and is an important part of Indian tradition and culture. It is not only used for adornment, it also represents wealth, power and prosperity. It is a symbol of relationships and commitment. It has religious importance and holds significance in devotion among Indian women. Indian jewellery varies from region to region and religion to religion. One can find fine and highly crafted jewellery for almost all parts of the body including head, hair, nose, ears, neck, arms, fingers, waist, legs and feet. Jewellery pieces in various materials such as gold, silver, copper, brass, iron, etc. along with precious and semi precious gemstones have social, historical and economic significance not only in Indian culture but throughout different cultures and communities of the globe.
Jaipur, a world craft city, is a hub for fine handcrafted jewellery and gemstones. The craft of jewellery making is considered sacrosanct as it deals with pure metals and precious stones. The amalgamation of traditional craft practices & narratives with contemporary aesthetics to create innovative jewellery is a result of dedicated and highly skilled craftsmanship. Ornaments made with devotion and spiritual consciousness lend exquisite value as each piece of jewellery goes through many stages of designing, selecting, moulding, setting, cleaning, polishing and many other intricate processes.
The Jewellery Design programme at IICD is designed to appreciate and learn the know-how of traditional handcrafted jewellery making along with developing comprehensive ability of macro level understanding of international markets and changing trends. The course delves into micro level hands on learning about traditional, tribal and contemporary materials, tools & technology, construction & production processes and finishes. The course includes holistic understanding of precious and semi precious metals and gemstones.