La Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana (SOA) offers 19 practical hands-on courses for learning the most important techniques related to the goldsmith’s art. Besides having a twin school in Tokyo, Japan, we collaborate with the Polytechnic University of Milan, The Marangoni Institute, The Creative Academy and many trade associations in the field. SOA has become a landmark for everyone interested in learning about the goldsmith’s art; to make it their profession as well as for those just seeking to practice jewelry making as a hobby.
What is the secret of our success? Teaching the most beautiful profession in the world! It is also our dedication to choosing our teachers carefully, in addition to having a vast experience in the field, our teachers love to teach, have excellent communication skills and are eager to share all the secrets of the profession with the students. We offer a low student/teacher ratio, guaranteeing excellent teaching quality!
The flexibility of our courses is another key strength of our organization: our most popular courses have open enrollment throughout the year, which allows students to start anytime, in addition several of our courses have three sessions each day, giving students the opportunity to choose what days and hours they like to attend according to their own schedule.
We care about our work environment we offer; large, clean, bright and air-conditioned classrooms. A pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Moments of aggregation; coffee breaks, afternoon tea, share a cake to celebrate a birthday, organized fieldtrips in Italy or abroad.
Our schools are conveniently located close to Milan Central train station, subway and other public transportation.
SOA is well known in Milan’s jewelry environment: We are well connected and have great relations with wholesalers of precious metals, precious stones, suppliers of tools and precious metal products, professionals including stone setters, engravers, gemologists, stone cutters. Many of them offer discounts to students at SOA.
All the professionals in the field who have had the opportunity to work with our students have been very satisfied with their work and expertise gained at SOA. Many of our students are employed with the most prestigious Italian and international jewelry brands. Some have managed to produce and sell their collections, or open their own business or studio.
This is always a great satisfaction and pride for us.