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Design Schools and Associations

Learn more about designing jewelry by taking classes. Here's a list of design schools and related design associations. Some have courses either about or related to jewelry making.

AIGA Organization
AGIA is a professional association for designers of all types.

Rhode Island School of Design
One of the most well-known design schools, RISD offers a number of degree programs including jewelry and metalsmithing.

Artschools.com has links to resources about jewelry design institutions and programs.

Howard Academy for the Metal Arts
Located in Wisconsin, the Howard Academy has a wide range of classes from metal sculpture to gemology.

Created by Susan Sarantos, this site offers lots of excellent information about jewelry design, including a list of jewelry and metalsmithing schools.

Design Schools.com
You can search by zip code or refer to the long list of design schools organized by state, on-line, and international categories on this design school directory.

American Jewelers Institute
Located in Portland, Oregon, the American Jewelers Institute offers a long list of jewelry making classes, primarily in metal work.

Art & Design School Directory
This site includes links to schools that offer various degree programs in art and design.

3rd Ward
This New York-based design center offers all kinds of art-related classes including dozens of jewelry making classes.

Core 77
An organization for industrial design engineers, this site is packed full of useful information for all designers.

Pacific Design Academy
Pacific Design Academy offers programs in interior design, graphic design , building technology or fashion desig.

Pratt Institute
Pratt has a large design program and includes many areas of study, including, jewelry.

Returning to Jewelry School
If you have been looking for jewelry making classes, then here is some information that will help you out.

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