Advanced Diploma in Precious Metal Arts (Enhanced)Awarded by: MDIS

Objectives 

Seasoned precious metal artists have experience not just with creation, but with redesign, repair and reuse. Going beyond single-metal capabilities, they combine metals creatively, work with high value metals such as gold and do so with accuracy and attention to fine detail. Besides their technical skill, fabrication professionals must also be able to work with gemstones, identify design styles to use in their jewellery and express their creativity effectively and on-demand.

This advanced-level qualification builds upon the core competencies developed in the Precious Metal Arts Diploma. Graduates completing this qualification have experience with a wider range of gemstone setting techniques, understand how to mass-produce their designs and how to work effectively with high-value materials or apply premium finishes such as gilding (gold foil) or inlay to their pieces. Incorporating training on the intricacies of gemstones and aesthetic appreciation ensures participants have the confidence to deal with customers in a variety of situations. With this knowledge and proficiency, graduates are prepared to establish businesses as studio jewellers, designing, marketing and making jewellery for their own customers.

This ‘enhanced’ variation of the Precious Metal Arts Advanced Diploma includes additional holistic projects that utilise information from ALL course modules and their successful completion represents not only skills competence, but synthesis of learning and effective practical application of those skills.

Why MDIS

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

Exceptional Jewellery Facilities

MDIS students joining its jewellery programmes will benefit from expert delivery through MDIS’ joint-venture: JDMIS. Established in 2007 and expanded and integrated with MDIS in 2018, the Jewellery Design and Management International School is a specialized training institution for the jewellery arts focusing on this niche but high-value industry.

Servicing the jewellery trade, JDMIS works with top local and international jewellery brands to train staff and business owners, as well as enthusiastic entrepreneurs to achieve excellence in jewellery design, fabrication, gemstone knowledge and business.

MDIS students enjoy access to over 5200 square feet of customised jewellery space located within the MDIS Queenstown campus. State-of-the-art facilities include jewellery workshops with metal-smithing, casting, plating and laser welding equipment, a jewellery computer lab, a gem vault containing over 1800 gemstones and jewellery exhibits and even a fully-functional retail showroom.

Jewellery Trade Practices 2: Gem Identification Methods

Jewellery Fashion Trends 2: Aesthetic Self Discovery and Future Trends

New Metal Technology 3: Advanced techniques with Moulds to Gold

New Metal Technology 4: Professional Powder Metallurgy Masterclass

Traditional Metalsmithing 3: Metalsmithing with Basic Stone settings

Traditional Metalsmithing 4: Casting Metals and Advanced Stone Setting

Advanced Project 1: Replicate Lost Heirloom Jewellery Part

Advanced Project 2: Manufacture jewellery from provided wax

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
8 Months  Nov 2021  Jun 2022

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees Material Fees Optional tools for practice from home
 Full-time
(8 Months)
S$13,658.55  S$700.00 - S$900.00 S$2,000.00* S$1,391.00

Application fees: S$107.00

*Course material fees may include precious metals and/or gemstones that are subject to change based on market conditions.

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above, and must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

MDIS Diploma in Precious Metal Arts (Enhanced)

OR

Relevant Diploma with comparable jewellery modules from local or overseas institution with entry requirements of 12 years of formal education

OR

Diploma from local or overseas institution with entry requirements of 12 years of formal education and exemption based on portfolio review - subject to MDIS approval

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level

OR

IELTS score of 5.5

OR

TOEFL score of 500 PBT, 173 CBT or 61 IBT

OR

MDIS Online English Placement Test pass OR – MDIS English Entrance Test pass

OR

WSS WPL 5 or equivalent English Assessment - Equivalent English qualification OR - Clear indication or letter from institution that medium of instruction for highest qualification was English (for institutions in non-English speaking countries)

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.
 

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
8 Months  Nov 2021  Jun 2022

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees Material Fees Optional tools for practice from home
 Full-time
(8 Months)
S$13,658.55  S$2,400.00 - S$3,000.00 S$2,000.00* S$1,391.00

Application fees: S$481.50

*Course material fees may include precious metals and/or gemstones that are subject to change based on market conditions.

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
   Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above, and must possess ONE of the following entrance requirements:

MDIS Diploma in Precious Metal Arts (Enhanced)

OR

Relevant Diploma with comparable jewellery modules from local or overseas institution with entry requirements of 12 years of formal education

OR

Diploma from local or overseas institution with entry requirements of 12 years of formal education and exemption based on portfolio review - subject to MDIS approval

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level

OR

IELTS score of 5.5

OR

TOEFL score of 500 PBT, 173 CBT or 61 IBT

OR

MDIS Online English Placement Test pass OR – MDIS English Entrance Test pass

OR

WSS WPL 5 or equivalent English Assessment - Equivalent English qualification OR - Clear indication or letter from institution that medium of instruction for highest qualification was English (for institutions in non-English speaking countries)


Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 8 months

Award
DIPLOMA 

Commencement Dates

For Full-time Programme
Nov 2021

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6796 7660

+65 6950 6398