This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Art: Jewelry Certificate of Achievement involves the study of jewelry as a medium of creative expression, as well as adornment for the person and the living environment. To complete the certificate, students will also fulfill the requirements for essential core classes within the Art Department. The coursework in jewelry will emphasize both traditional and innovative jewelry and metalsmithing techniques that the students may utilize to explore two dimensional and three dimensional compositions in non-ferrous metals and alternative materials.
Skills are learned in a sequential manner laying the foundation for successively more advanced techniques as the student progresses towards completing the certificate requirements. Metal working processes that will be covered are: sawing, filing, finishing, soldering, cold connections, surface embellishment, forming, raising, forging, casting, stone setting, and fabrication of more complex forms involving hinges, articulating parts and clasps. The students learn methods of problem-solving, sequencing and processing. An awareness of jewelry from other cultures, and throughout history, is encouraged to assist students in developing their personal aesthetic vision within the context of jewelry as a medium of expression.
The Fine Arts Certificates are designed to provide a broad-based education. Students earning the Certificate of Achievement in Jewelry frequently set up their own studios, producing work that may be sold directly to private clients or to galleries and jewelry stores. The Certificate program provides a basis for possible internships, or apprenticeships as a studio assistant. Other career opportunities may be found in the fields of model making, conservation, restoration and product design. The jewelry classes also prepare students for entry-level positions in sales in jewelry stores and galleries. Students who choose to pursue careers teaching art or in occupational therapy will enhance their skills by completing this certificate.
Students earning the Certificate of Achievement in jewelry could be prepared for employment in a variety of entry-level positions, as mentioned above. Rates of pay will vary depending on the quality of skills the student. Individuals wishing to pursue freelance careers need to be able to combine the regular practice of creative skills with self-promotion and good business practices.
For students interested in an Associate degree, an Art major is available. More information about Art programs can be found at the Art Department website.
The requirements for the Art: Jewelry Certificate program are:
Complete 30 units from
- Art Certificate Requirements
- Jewelry Requirements
|Art Certificate Requirements - complete 18.00 units
|Introduction to Art & Design
|Principles of Color
|Three Dimensional Design
|Drawing & Composition I
|Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
|ART 2A AND
|Art Appreciation & History
|Art Appreciation & History
|Jewelry Requirements - complete 12.00 units
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Program Requirements Notes:
Art 71C, a 3 unit course, must be taken twice to total 6.0 units.