The School of Handicraft - Hair, Gold and Clothes
The School of Handicraft has the following study programmes for specialisation in a certified trade:
- Dressmaking/Tailoring. Dressmaking programme, a preparation for vocational studies, dressmaking (certified trade) and tailoring (certified trade).
- Gold and silversmithery (certified trade).
- Hairdressing, matriculation examination.The objective of the study programme is that upon completion, the students will be qualified to provide the comprehensive service offered in hair salons (certified trade).
a) The dressmaking/tailoring study programme offers a two year vocational study programme for those who want to prepare themselves for employment or further studies within the field of handicraft or design. It is also a preparation for the certified trades; dressmaking and tailoring. After having completed the two year preparation study in dressmaking/tailoring, the students can choose a specialization, such as dressmaking and tailoring which are certified trades with emphasis on special tailoring, sewing costumes, making patterns as well as other specialized work related to design and production of clothing. On average the study programme takes four years, including the two year preparation study and 24 weeks of practical training. It finishes with a journeyman's examination which provides qualifications to pursue the selected trade.
b) The gold and silversmithery study programme provides qualifications of a certified trade. On average the study programme takes four years; five semesters in school and 72 weeks of practical training. The main objective of the study programme is to provide the students with the knowledge and competence necessary for gold and silversmiths in their work. The study finishes with a journeyman's examination which provides qualifications to pursue the trade and to enter the study towards becoming a master craftsman. Students have the option of graduating with a matriculation certification by adding general academic subjects to their vocational studies. Students who have completed the journeyman's or matriculation examinations can apply for studies in product design at university level.
c) Hairdressing - The study finishes with a journeyman's examination which provides qualifications to pursue the trade and/or to enter the study towards becoming a master craftsman. The education provides excellent preparation for further studies such as at art academies. The average duration of the study programme is four years with five semesters of studying at school and 72 weeks of practical training. To graduate with a matriculation, an additional two to three terms of general academic studies are required.
The Principal is Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir, tel.: 514 9181, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org