What should I do to register?

To register from abroad e-mail the School at viatadino@scuolaorafa.com at least 2 months prior the beginning of the course to agree on a start date and frequency of attendance. You will also need to pay a non refundable deposit of 200 Euro (by bank transfer) to reserve a spot in the course. If you need a student visa contact the School to evaluate the possibility of obtaining one.

Do all prices include local taxes?


Is it possible to organize a laboratory at home?

Yes, it is possible, as long as you have an extra room or a space within a larger room.


What is the cost of a complete goldsmith’s equipment?

For a laboratory able to make finished objects, the minimum cost to be budgeted is about 1.000 Euros.


How much does it cost for a complete set of wax carving tools?

Approximately 700 Euros.


Is a Certificate issued at the end of the Course?

Yes, for all our Courses a Certificate is issued certifying that you have attended and completed the Course to which the Certificate refers.


Is a recognized degree awarded to practice as a goldsmith?

No, anyone can exercise the profession of goldsmith; no type of qualification is required.


Are there courses on the weekend?

Yes, Hobby Goldsmith Course and the Course for making your own wedding rings.


Is it possible to find job through SOA?

The SOA is one of the very few schools in Italy and inevitably it is a reference for companies operating in the sector; therefore the answer is YES, naturally compatibly with market demand.


Does SOA organize internships at companies?

Yes, but this is related to the previous question.


Is there a minimum or maximum age required to enrol?

As for the minimum age required, this is linked to the physical structure of the student. A twelve-year-old pupil, if his body is developed enough to allow him to work at the bench, he may well enrol. There are no limits instead with regard to the maximum age.


Where can I stay?

It’s possible to contact the School about shared rented accommodation with other students. Many students, especially foreigners, are opting for this type of solution. Other options are hostels, students, pensions and religious organizations if they offer any accommodation.