JD100 – Professional Certificate in Creative Drawing & Essential Jewellery Knowledge

(15 customer reviews)


In todays competitive jewellery industry the only way to excel is through unique and saleable designs. A strong foundation in jewellery design is the basis for many jewellery career paths.

Not sure if you can draw jewellery? With this intensive program you can learn, from first principles, the fundamentals of jewellery design.  No prior design or art experience is required.  By the end of this course you will complete a mini portfolio of creative designs and leave with a clear understanding of how to transfer your ideas to paper in preparation for the next important step, the manufacturing of the piece.

This course is entirely online and consists of 5 progressive modules where you can purchase and start with the first module.

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What you’ll get:

  • Life-time access to 22 hours (5 modules) of on-demand content (worth $1000)
  • Assignment grading and instructor’s feedback (Worth $200)
  • Dedicated support via chat, email and review webinars with the instructors ($500)
  • Professional Certificate awarded by JDMIS upon completion ($200)
  • Life-time refresher policy – you can attend on-campus training to refresh your knowledge when you visit Singapore, for free! (worth $500)
  • Total value of over $2,400!

Satisfaction guaranteed: If you feel you have purchased the course by mistake or you are not happy for whichever reasons, we will provide a full refund (except for any course materials purchased from us), when you send in the request within 30 days from the date of purchase.


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Course instructor

Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers. Read More


Topics covered:

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Content Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
Take the first step as a jewellery designer by learning about jewellery terms, a designer's tools, and basic drawing techniques and methods of creative idea generation.

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Content duration: 4 hours 15 mins
Major Forms are the essential building blocks of realistic drawing. Use major forms to simplify complex designs into components, making it easier for you to translate creative ideas into stunning drawings.

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Content duration: 5 hours
Learn about the different gemstone cutting styles, how you can draw each of them systematically and accurately as well as how to estimate the cost of the gemstones used in your designs.

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Content duration: 4 hours
Learn the myriad ways designers can 'set' their gems into jewellery, draw different setting styles, and how the jewellers convert and manufacture your drawings into real jewellery!

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Content duration: 3 hours 50 mins
Understanding common design principles to evaluate and plan your jewellery lines. We wrap up all of the content and recommend your next steps to practice and implement the skills you have learned.


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Start date:

2024 Quarter 2’s enrolment cut-off date: 13 May (Mon)

*The schedules for the 3 weekly webinars will be released after enrolment




Course materials

Students of this online course can easlily buy the materials themselves or click here to buy the whole toolkit set from us.

This is the same kit that our students receive when they attend class in person at JDMIS. As a participant of this online design course, you have the fuss-free option of purchasing this Course Kit online, and have it delivered so that you’ll also have all the drawing materials needed to complete your coursework. Alternatively, you may also choose to source for the required tools and materials yourself. Click here to view the full list of the items.


Professional Certification

This online programme is adapted from JDMIS’ most popular on-campus Certificate Course, Classical Jewellery Design 1. It covers the same topics and confer the same Professional Certification as the one in class (after successfully completing the final test).


Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to complete the course?
The course consists of 22 hours of HD videos and one to two graded assignments for each Module. It usually take up 2-4 weeks of studying depending on your pace.

When is the start date?
The enrolment cut-off date for this course is 13 May (Mon). The schedule of the weekly review webinars as well as group chat support will be released upon enrolment.

Is the Certification recognised?
The JDMIS curriculum was designed with input from the jewellery industry, and heeded the call for the programmes to be relevant to today’s
creative world. In Singapore and abroad, organisations such as Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Harry Winston, BP DeSilva Group, Louis Vuitton as well as gemstone manufacturers like Swarovski and Signity value our training curriculum and send their staff for training. International firms such as these and many local jewellery businesses employ JDMIS students in various capacities.The school is registered and recognised as a Private Educational Institution in Singapore, and its courses are recognized by local authorities for employee development within the jewellery industry. JDMIS has established pathways to degree programmes at Birmingham City University and the University of Sunderland. ie: Courses are recognised for academic and vocational study

What are the career opportunities for me after graduating from the course?
Like any other creative industry, the jewellery industry is one in which individuals can create their own unique opportunities. Job categories include: jewellery designer, jewellery artist, jewellery retail specialist, jewellery marketing professional, jewellery management professional, educator or even an entrepreneur in the jewellery industry.

What is the entry requirement?
The course is completely beginner friendly with no special entry requirements except that learners need to have proficient ability in listening and comprehending English as the teaching medium.

Do I need to have an art background?
This course is beginner-friendly with detailed step-by-step lessons to help you systematically generate ideas that are both practical and aesthetic. No art or creative background is required.

For any other queries, kindly contact the Support Team at online@jdmis.edu.sg. Our working hours are from 10am to 7pm Singapore Time, every day except Friday and Public Holidays.

Can I access the course content on mobile devices?
Yes you can view the course content on any major computer or mobile devices, as long as you have a stable working internet connection.

What happens if I miss a live training session? Will there be recordings available?
There will be recording sent to participants who miss any live training sessions. On top of that, you may also send any questions to the instructors or in the chat group.

Do I need special equipment? Are there any additional costs besides the course fee (e.g., textbooks, software)?

You won’t need any specialised equipment – just bring your passion for learning and simple sketching tools such as pencils, paper, rulers…. Click here to view the JDMIS’ toolkit and optional items that can be used to supplement this course.

15 reviews for JD100 – Professional Certificate in Creative Drawing & Essential Jewellery Knowledge

  1. Bonnie B.

    Sketching and tracing are fantastic for realising design ideas, the knowledge on setting and findings would be super helpful for general awareness.

  2. Kasvi T.

    JDMIS is is a brilliant institute for someone looking out to pursue their career in gems and jewellery. The course that I did (Jewellery Design) is superb and very interesting!

  3. Li Ling

    Very clear step-by-step on the techniques and skills and lots of useful and revelant content.

  4. Soon Ping M.

    Focused content and lots of guided practical steps. Content is well explained.

  5. Kate L.

    Skills like technical drawing help me understand more about the design and making of a piece of jewellery, which I can in turn even use to help me better communicate with customers.

  6. Maho F.

    All good reviews. I would recommend to people regardless of their background in art/design or lack of because it is well explained and very much geared to the individual students.

  7. Jessica K.

    Professional, very industry specific , fun!

  8. Daryna K.

    I think I can apply technical details to create designs and do more drawings that are understandable to manufacturer.

  9. Saiful A.

    I can now communicate better with my craftsmen to work on my personalised designs.

  10. Eileen K.

    Good teaching of techniques that enabled me to understand better how to be creative using tracing. Professional and up-to-date

  11. Valarmathi P.

    The skills will and can be applied for all purposes, training me on patience, accuracy and eye for details

  12. Monica L.

    I will be more precise when it comes to all details in a jewellery design creating process.

  13. Neelam L.

    All seems perfect to me. The teaching and course material all are well planned.

  14. Yamin S.

    Good place to test the waters if you are keen on jewellery-making.

  15. Hanna M.

    Very informative and interesting if you are a gem enthusiast.

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