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Durban University of Technology

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Published: 10.07.2014

Intro
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal. As a University of Technology, it prioritises the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possess the highest possible qualification that they can get.
Durban University of Technology

With approximately 23 000 students, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It is located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB). As a University of Technology, it prioritises the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possess the highest possible qualification that they can get.

Courses

Faculty of Arts and Design
Jewellery Design

Students are trained in designing, manufacturing and marketing of jewellery - the basic principles for a successful career in the jewellery business. On completion of the course, graduates will have no difficulty in coping with the variety of manufacturing and designing functions, especially if they have obtained the B.Tech Degree after four years of training. A small jeweller's workshop has only a few staff members - they work closely together as a team. This needs all-round people with good social relationships with others, able to co-operate and work with total honesty in dealing with precious materials. These jewellers design individual pieces of jewellery, manufacture the pieces and sell them to their customers. They are also responsible for the management of their business.

Jewellery factories need people specialised in different fields - designing, manufacturing, model making, casting, setting, or marketing of the products. Some small jewellery shops sell jewellery on a retail basis; they employ people for selling and repairing jewellery, also for general managerial duties.

Entry Requirements

National Diploma Jewellery Design and Manufacture Entrance Requirements
Bachelor of Technology Jewellery Design and Manufacture Entrance Requirements

_Personal Creative imagination, artistic, and practical skills or ability are needed. Patience, accuracy and attention to detail are important requirements. A good all-round educational background is an advantage.
_Academic: The Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification is required. In addition, prospective Jewellery Design students are selected on the merits of a portfolio, the results of an interview as well as practical and profile tests.

Contact

Department contacts:

Head of Department:Mr A Starkey
Secretary: Ms N Mtshali
Tel: 031 373 6673
Fax: 031 373 6674
Location: City Campus
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