Program Description

This curriculum of design, metal fabrication, stone setting, and lost wax casting prepares students for entry-level employment in the jewelry design and manufacturing industry. This curriculum will also prepare the student seeking to transfer to a jewelry/metalworking program in a public or private four-year college.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon the completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Produce jewelry/objects that will demonstrate an understanding of basic design principles, stone setting, and jewelry/metalworking techniques.
  2. Analyze and evaluate the jewelry/objects utilizing the critique process.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 15

Required Courses

Semester I

  • ART 034A – Crafts – Materials and Processes (3)
  • ART 036A – Jewelry/Metal Fabrication (3)

Semester II

  • ART 036B – Jewelry/Metal Fabrication (3)

Semester III

  • ART 036C – Jewelry Casting (3)

Semester IV

  • ART 135 – Portfolio Development of Jewelry and Metal Fabrication (3) 
    or ART 034B – Crafts – Materials and Processes (3)

Recommended Electives

  • ART 001A – History of Western Art-Prehistoric through Medieval (3)
  • ART 004D – History of Modern Art (3)
  • ART 015 – Sketching For Design (3)
  • ART 018 – Rendering (3)
  • ART 031A – Color and Composition-Two Dimensional Design (3)
  • ART 032A – Design-Three Dimensional (3)
  • ART 033A – Product Design Application (3)
  • ART 106 – Art Since 1945 (3)
  • PHOT 021 – Introduction to Black and White Photography (3)

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