29.03.04 Technology of artistic handling of materials

Technology of art processing of materials

4 years

About the program

The major Technology of artistic handling of materials was founded in Jewelry technologies and design department in 1995 by Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, Member of the Designers Union Raisa Lobatskaya. From the department founding gemological disciplines were chosen as the main focus of the curriculum.
Keeping pace with the times, there were changes in the curriculum, the teaching staff was updated. These changes also affected the main direction of the curriculum, which shifted towards jewelry design and technology. Despite this, the gemological direction remained, because education in the field of jewelry design and technology cannot be fully mastered without gemological disciplines that have been transformed and updated.
In the process of learning, students study 3 areas - design, technology and materials science. Already from the first courses, students can engage in scientific activities, participate in exhibitions and conferences of various levels. The major allows the student to study the vast field of jewelry design, in order to further deepen knowledge in a narrower specialization in professional or scientific activities

Learning outcomes

  • Career opportunities
  • 1. Technological. Studying at the major makes it possible to get acquainted and master the technologies of artistic processing of various types of jewelry materials. Thus, the graduate can work as a technologist in the jewelry industry, develop technological maps and the production cycle, control the quality of the production of products; as a jeweler, carrying out various operations of soldering, casting, cutting, etc.
  • Career opportunities
  • 3. Scientific A graduate can work as a gemologist, diagnosing and evaluating ornamental and precious stones; create new technologies for processing precious stones and metals, working as a researcher.
  • 4. Institutions of state control over the circulation of precious stones and metals. Graduates have the opportunity to work in assay offices, customs and other regulatory authorities
  • 5. Field of sales. Graduates of the direction can work in managerial positions in the field of jewelry sales or open their own business

Career opportunities

Graduates of the major work as jewelers, technologists, designers and managers at stone-cutting and jewelry enterprises in Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ulan-Ude, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg. Many of them continue the scientific research begun at the department in academic institutions, study in graduate school. Nine graduates of the department defended their Ph.D. theses in technical aesthetics and design and mineralogy majors in dissertation councils of Irkutsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg.


Teaching staff

Associate Professor, Senior Researcher: Department of History and Philosophy
Associate Professor, Senior Researcher: Department of History and Philosophy
Senior Teacher, Head of the Training Laboratory: Department of Jewelry Design and Technology
Associate Professor, Senior Researcher: Department of History and Philosophy
Associate Professor: Department of Materials Science, Welding and Additive Technology

Fees and funding

182 100 ₽
Per year

Entrance exams

Applicants take a computer entrance exam in Russian or provide CEFR level B1, TORFL level 1 or equivalent to the Russian-taught program.

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