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The Academy

Dubai is fast emerging as the world leader for education and innovation in digital jewellery designing and manufacturing. Dubai Design Academy, with the prime concept of ‘THINK - DESIGN - DEVELOP - TRADE’ shall develop world-class jewellery professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs by providing them with all-around knowledge of diamonds, gemstones, precious metals and hands-on experience with latest digital design and manufacturing equipment.

Dubai Design Academy is an initiative of DMCC, the world’s no. 1 free zone, based in Dubai and home to over 1,200 of the world’s most renowned jewellery manufacturers, retailers and traders. DMCC is headquartered in the iconic Almas Tower, where the Dubai Design Academy is also situated, to provide a unique platform that gives students access to every step of the jewellery value chain.

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Course Information

The Dubai Design Academy offers comprehensive courses in both Digital Jewellery Design Development and Jewellery Manufacturing.


Digital Jewellery Design Development

  • Introduction to Fashion Forecast
  • Design Development
  • Basic Sketching
  • Creating the Concepts in CAD
  • Diamonds and Gemology
  • Precious Metal (Value & Composition)
  • Design Valuation
  • Learning Auto Jewellery Builders in CAD
  • Custom Designing Possibilities
  • Textures
  • Rendering
  • Gem Photography by Smart Phone
  • 3D Printing for Virtual Inventory
  • Custom Gem Building
  • Virtual Design Library
  • Using Professional Jewellery Equipments
  • Graphics Designing for Print & Social Media


Jewellery Manufacturing and 3D Design

  • Innovative Use of Gemstones
  • Design Development in CAD
  • Technical Manufacturing Details
  • Multiple Design Combinations
  • Tips & Tricks of Matrix 9
  • Jewellery Photography by DSLR
  • Precious Metal Compositions & Testing
  • Advanced 3D Printing
  • Wax Setting & Direct Cast
  • Quality Control for Exports
  • Using Gemological Equipment 
  • Multi-tasking with 3D Graphics
  • Design Valuation
  • International Price Points
  • Enamel & Electroplating
  • Laser Marking & Engraving
  • Sandblasting and Surface Textures

Course Benefits

  • International Freelance
  • Work from Home
  • Independent Design Studio
  • Independent CAD Designer
  • International Design Consultant

Course Inclusions

  • Internships & Factory Visits
  • Matrix 9 with1 year License
  • Student Kit with Equipment
  • Course and Lab Manual
  • Gemstones Kit

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