Preparing for the competitive examination

Whether they are aiming for a Bachelor’s degree in Jewellery Design or a Higher Jeweller’s Certificate, the intensive course prepares students for the hands-on tests of the entrance examination to Haute École de Joaillerie.

Applicants are introduced to a jeweller’s working environment in the School’s workshops and learn about the key techniques in graphic representation and jewellery-making. This course is intended for applicants planning to take the entrance examination to Haute École de Joaillerie. There are no pre-requisites.


32 hours of training over 4 days during the Easter school holidays of the Paris-Versailles School District.

2021 training session dates

From 16-20 April 2018

Drawing and colouring: 1 DAY – 7 hours

Geometric outlining

  • Use of tools: rule, compass, mechanical pencil
  • Drawing construction rules
  • Angles, right angles, circle division

Drawing by sight

  • Transferring and proportions
  • Composition rules
  • Perspective outlining


  • Using tools: brushes, gouache
  • Graphic creation methods
  • Flat tints
  • Simple volumes
  • Chromatic circle

Technical volume: 1.5 DAYS – 10:30 AM

  • Use of tools: spatula, cutter
  • Reading and understanding a volumetric drawing
  • Understanding volume construction techniques

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