Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Jewellery and Technology 1

Danish title
Smykker & Teknologi 1
Study programme
Jewellery, Technology and Business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
1. semester
Duration of the subject/module
8 Weeks
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Anette Dreyer
Jane Burchard
Lars Sögaard Nielsen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The subject element deals with basic knowledge of materials and techniques in jewellery production, using analogue and digital technologies. The subject element includes sourcing of materials, sustainability, design ethics, production theory, metallurgy, and legislation regarding precious metal control. Furthermore, focus is on the design and style history of the jewellery from a material and production perspective.


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    − basic jewellery materials and techniques.
    − sourcing of materials, including sustainability.
    − processing methods in jewellery production.
    − basic production techniques.
    − basic workshop techniques.
    − basic digital 3D drawing and associated workflows.
    − design ethics, design protection and law.
    − basic production theory and methods concerning jewellery.
    − applicable legislation regarding precious metal control, their quality and use in connection with mass production, as well as knowledge of metallurgy with a focus on precious metals.
    − design and style history of jewellery, including the material and production angle as well as the historical and design angle.

  • Type of instruction
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Attendance to a given activity or submission of assignments, projects, etc. may be mandatory. Fulfilment of such mandatory activities is a requirement for taking the exam in the subject element. If a student fails to submit a mandatory activity on time, they will have used one of the exams attempt for the exam for which the mandatory activity is a prerequisite.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Placement: 1st semester
    Scope: 30 ECTS
    Exam form: Written exam
    Type of assignment: An individual multiple-choice exam
    Duration: The written exam has a duration of two hours.
    Materials and aids: Materials and aids are not allowed at the exam.
    Equipment and materials required for participation: Personal computer with internet access.
    Assessment: The exam is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. Examiner(s): The exam is assessed by an internal examiner. Criteria for the assessment of the exam: The assessment of the oral and written exam is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element.
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    An individual multiple-choice exam
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Permitted exam aids
    Materials and aids are not allowed at the exam.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Jewellery and Technology 1 you will receive 135 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 180 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 39% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: workshops, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: laboratory work, exercises.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances