Program Description

The Jewelry/Metalworking certificate provides technical skills in Jewelry design and fabrication. Skills cover metal sawing, filing, sanding, forming, silver soldering, fusing, cold connections, patina, polishing, casting, basic stone setting, and mixed materials. Concepts cover research, sketches, models, and realization of physical metal forms by hand. Students will develop a portfolio of work that will enable them to apply for jobs in the Jewelry field.

All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math and chemistry principles and skills.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand and apply the vocabulary of the jewelry field, tools and materials, design research, and the process of jewelry designs and constructions.
  2. Produce original jewelry/objects that demonstrate and understanding of design principles, fabrication, casting, and advanced jewelry/metalworking techniques.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the jewelry/objects utilizing the critique process.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Units: 21

Required Courses

Semester I

  • ART 036A – Jewelry/Metal Fabrication (3)
  • ART 031A – Color and Composition - Two Dimensional Design (3)

Semester II

  • ART 036B – Jewelry/Metal Fabrication (3)
  • ART 034A – Applied Design I - Materials and Processes (3)

Semester III

  • ART 036C – Jewelry Casting (3)
  • DT 008A – Introduction to Digital Design and Fabrication (3)

Semester IV

  • ART 135 – Portfolio Development of Jewelry and Metal Fabrication (3) 

Recommended Electives

  • ART 031A – Color and Composition-Two Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 015 – Sketching For Design (3)
  • ART 018 – Rendering (3)
  • ART 033A – Product Design Application (3)
  • ART 004D – History of Modern Art (3)
  • PHOT 021 – Introduction to Black and White Photography (3)
  • ART 034B – Applied Design II - Materials and Processes (3)
  • PHOT 030 – Introduction to Digital Image Editing (3)
  • PHOT 031 – Beginning Digital Photography (3)
  • PHOT 040 – Fashion Photography (3)
  • DT 008B – Intermediate Digital Design and Fabrication (3)
  • DT 008C – Advanced Systems Design and Fabrication (4)
  • BUS 009 – Introduction to Business (3)

Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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