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Higher Certificate in Design: Jewellery and Accessory Design, NQF5

SAQA ID: 00000, 120 Credits, NQF 5, Higher Certificate in Design Thinking

 

GDC offers a Higher Certificate in Design Thinking with a focus on Jewellery and Accessory Design.

The purpose of the qualification is to lay a foundation in the broad principles and practices of design. The programme introduces learners to creative and visual thinking, design thinking and the design process, visual communication methods, professional practice and the analysis and critique of design solutions. It offers an integrated combination of conceptual and applied skills and prepares learners to become flexible, problem-solving thinkers outside the boundaries of a single design discipline. This Higher Certificate is an elective in Design Thinking with a focus on Jewellery and Accessory Design.

The elective equips learners with the fundamental toolkit to problem solve and develop creative design solutions within the exciting field of  Jewellery and Accessory Design. From concept to creation, students are introduced to the principles of design, drawing, materials and manufacturing processes used in the discipline, including the use of new and disruptive technologies such as rapid prototyping, 3D printing, CNC Milling and the influence of the 4th Industrial revolution. In addition, students acquire the academic reading and writing skills required for further study and qualify with a standalone NQF level 5 qualification.  

 

Features and Benefits

  • Learn critical industry-required skills plus the industry-standard software for visual design including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, with a 1-year student license.

                 

  • Learn leading software used in Jewellery and Accessory Design such as  Autodesk Fusion 360. Additional access to the Autodesk Suite including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk 3Ds Max is also provided for independent learning. 

  • Greenside Design Center is an authorised Autodesk training centre. 

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies.  

  • Contact students get free access to our on-campus specialised labs including our Makers Lab with 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Laser Cutting facilities and the VRLab 

  • Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.  

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to The Greenside Design Center 

  • Shared industry skills such as Project Management was added to further maximum employment success. 

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  • Involvement in our institution-wide community engagement project known as 10 percent. Our students across all levels of study and all disciplines, come together to form new multidisciplinary teams, and apply their design expertise to work with a real community. 

        

  • Access to local and international student award entries

  • Industry exposure from top industry key players

 

  • Specialized LabMakersLab
  • Specialized LabVRLab

The MakersLab gives students the chance to see their designs, ideas and innovations become a reality.

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An interactive space that helps students explore the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the visualizing and presentation of data.

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Admission Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. GDC, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to GDC students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 16GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 5510, i7, 32GB

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H(12M cache, up to 4.8GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 54Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX450 w/2GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills

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  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • Full Time, Contact Learning (Hybrid), 12 Months
    • Full Time, Online Learning (Virtual) ,12 Months
    • Classes from Monday to Friday, +- 20 hours/week

     

    Part-Time 

    • Flexi Time, Online Learning (Virtual), Min 12 Months, Max 24 Months. 
    • Afterhours Classes delivered virtually, 2-3 times per week on selective Saturdays. 

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Jewellery Design Director  

    • Jewellery Product Development  

    • Jewellery Modelling  

    • Remote Jeweller  

    • Master Jeweller 

  • Study Kit

    Your teaching and learning material are included in your fees and will contain: 

     wifi  

    • Free Unlimited WIFI (Unlimited, On Campus only) 
    • Autodesk student license valid for 1 year
    • Adobe student license valid for 1 year.
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What you get

On completion the student will earn:  

  • NQF level 5 Higher Certificate in Design Thinking: Jewellery and Accessory Design. 

  • Specialized Certificates: Certification in Project Management from Learnfast  

Additionally you also get  

  • Portfolio of Work (world-class portfolio that can be used for job applications)   

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

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Full Time - Contact/Hybrid
Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Throughout the year, the Higher Certificate Programme equips students with the fundamental design skills necessary to progress in any design discipline. It introduces learners to creative and visual thinking, design thinking and the design process, visual communication methods, professional practice and the analysis and critique of design solutions. In the second semester students elect to focus on Jewellery and Accessory Design. The elective equips learners with the fundamental toolkit to problem solve and develop creative design solutions within the field. 

  • Design Thinking and the Design Process. 

  • The Design Elements and Principles. 

  • Visual Communication Methods, Tools, and Techniques. 

  • Drawings and Design Presentations for Jewellery and Accessory Design 

  • Materials and Prototyping. 

  • Academic Reading and Writing 

  • Freelance Working Environment. 

  • Workplace Readiness. 


 

Computer Applications and Software: 

  • Visual Design Software: Adobe Photoshop; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Illustrator 
  • Software for Jewellery and Accessory Design: ( Autodesk Fusion) 360 
  • Software access for independent learning:  Access to the Autodesk Suite including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk 3Ds Max 

The person credited with these unit standards is able to begin operating in a project environment by understanding the terminology used and interpreting and explaining fundamental concepts of project management. These unit standards will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business. 

 


Portfolio Project:

The world is changing and with the traditional degree not being a guarantee for employment anymore, students need to show that they do not just have the knowledge, but that they can be innovative and apply the knowledge as well. Employers are increasingly looking for proof of application and competence, especially in the creative fields and the portfolio has become a standard requirement for any job application.  Our course is based on the building of a complete portfolio that will allow the student to showcase skills and abilities at the end of the programme.  

WORE: Workplace Readiness Program through a self-paced assembly 

  • Compiling a Portfolio 
  • Creating a Curriculum Vitae 
  • Creating & Maintaining your social media 
  • Seeking Employment 
  • Preparing for an Interview 
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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