Jewelry Design

Undergraduate

Classes
Credits
  • ARTS281 Beginning Jewelry Design3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II

    Prerequisites: None

    This course is designed to give basic practical experience in the design and fabrication of contemporary and traditional jewelry, and to develop manual and creative skills. The course aims to give a solid foundation in workshop practice and to introduce the students to workshop safety, use of tools and materials. Emphasis is placed on developing both personal expression and excellence in craftsmanship.

    Beginning level students will learn design transfer, cutting, drilling, piercing, filing, sanding, polishing, and soldering skills. They will learn techniques and incorporate the use of rivets, ring-making, bezel stone setting, and stone inlay. There are no pre-requisites for a beginning level course, but drawing, design, and 3-D experience will help.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS383 Intermediate Jewelry Design3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II

    Prerequisites: Beginnng Jewelry Design

    The course is designed to give direct practical experience in the design and fabrication of contemporary and traditional jewelry, and to develop manual and creative design skills. The course aims to give a solid foundation in workshop practice and to introduce the students to workshop safety, use of tools and materials. Emphasis is placed on developing both personal expression and excellence in craftsmanship.

    The structure of the course aims to build on one’s own experience. Students must have prior experience with soldering and must provide images or actual pieces of previous work to determine their project level.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS485 Advanced Jewelry Design3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Jewelry Design

    This course aims to build on the student’s own design and craftsmanship abilities, as well as to develop a conceptual project. Students must provide a portfolio of images or actual pieces of previous work to determine their project plan with the instructor. Once evaluated, the student follows a curriculum of advanced fabrication techniques which may include combinations of married metals, chain-making, ring forms, hollow construction, hinges, stone setting, reticulation, mokumè, etc. 

    The structure of the course aims to build on one’s own experience. Students must have prior experience with soldering and must provide images or actual pieces of previous work to determine their project level.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

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