On-Campus Education

Pursue your passion.

Whether you’re taking the next step in your professional journey or starting a new career, GIA courses and diploma programmes prepare you for success. We offer the finest gem and jewellery education in the world with a curriculum developed from our groundbreaking research and delivered by the industry’s leading experts. GIA gives you the knowledge and practical skills to translate your love for gems and jewellery into a rewarding career.

Gemmology Learn the secrets of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies.

The world of gemstones beckons.

Gems are cherished around the world, and there are always opportunities for trained gemmologists. Buying and selling diamonds in Manhattan’s Diamond District. Negotiating deals with jewellery executives in Hong Kong. Charting sapphire mining trends in Tanzania. Being a trained gemmologist is like having an international passport that takes you anywhere that gems and jewellery shine. 

Career Paths
  • Jewellery Business Owner
  • Gem and Jewellery Buyer
  • Lab and Research Professional
  • Diamond Manufacturer
  • Appraiser
  • Auction House Jewellery Specialist
  • Staff Gemmologist
  • Instructor
  • Loose Stone Dealer

Gemmology Programme Options

  • GG
    Graduate Gemmologist

    Earn the industry’s most prestigious credential.

     

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  • GD
    Graduate Diamonds

    Learn to speak the language of diamonds and embark on an exciting career path.
     

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  • GCS
    Graduate coloured stones

    Immerse yourself in a world of colour and be prepared to seize a spectrum of opportunities.
     

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Jewellery Gain in-depth knowledge of gems and precious metals and acquire the expertise to sell, fabricate or repair.

Establish yourself in the glamorous retail jewellery sector.

A career in retail sales can be rewarding, exciting and lucrative. If you love selling jewellery and being part of that special moment in your customers’ lives, GIA gives you the skills to help you succeed. It also prepares you to pursue your goals of executive management, fine jewellery consulting, buying gemstones…or even opening your own store.

Career Paths
  • Jewellery Business Owner
  • Gem and Jewellery Buyer
  • Lab and Research Professional
  • Diamond Manufacturer
  • Appraiser
  • Auction House Jewellery Specialist
  • Staff Gemmologist
  • Instructor
  • Loose Stone Dealer

Jewellery Programme options

  • GJ
    Graduate Jeweller

    Transform precious metals and gems into one-of-a-kind jewellery. Master the art of jewellery repair.

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Design Transform your ideas into beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Envisage your own line of fine jewellery.

Behind every beautiful piece of jewellery is an inspired designer. With a diploma from GIA, you too can excel in design. You’ll learn to unleash your creativity and develop the skills to turn your inspirations into products.  Once you’ve learned to create wearable masterpieces, you can pursue work as a designer, store manager, business owner and more. 

Career Paths
  • Buyer
  • CAD/CAM Technician
  • Designer
  • Jeweller
  • Manufacturer
  • Product Developer

Design Programme options

  • JDT
    Jewellery Design & Technology

    Develop design and manufacturing skills using the best of traditional and cutting-edge techniques.

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  • JD
    Jewellery Design

    Learn the craft of translating your ideas into stunning gem and jewellery illustrations.


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  • CCJ
    Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewellery

    Elevate your artistry by learning how to use CAD/CAM software to design jewellery.

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GIA CAMPUSES ARE WORLDWIDE

With schools in major gem and jewellery centres around the world, GIA campuses are exciting learning environments. From the bustle of Mumbai’s diamond trading centre to the coloured stone markets of Bangkok, GIA campuses reflect the lifestyles and cultures of their surroundings. But regardless of where you choose to study, you’ll find that some things remain the same.

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EXPLORE A GIA CAMPUS

Select a campus below that is convenient for you and explore its programme offerings, schedule and tuition fees.

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Distance Education eLearning courses and hands-on lab classes

Acquire the skills to advance your career at a pace that suits your life. Study the same rich curriculum as on-campus students in a programme designed for working professionals.

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  • GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES

    The theoretical and practical aspects of GIA programmes are seamlessly combined, resulting in a superb educational experience.
    John Patpratoom Belmont, GIA GG
    Manager, KV Gems Co., Ltd.
  • GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES

    At GIA, I learned from instructors whose professional backgrounds, expertise and support extended far beyond the textbooks. Anchal Malhotra
    Anchal Malhotra, GIA GG, AJP, Jewellery Design Certificate
    Owner, Anchal Silver Jewelry
  • GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES

    There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use something I learned while at GIA.
    Lauren Noelle Fiabane, GIA GG, AJA
    Owner and Designer, Noelle Leone

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