Diploma

Jewellery/Metal Arts

Jewellery/Metal Arts

DIPLOMA | 2 YEARS | 4 SEMESTERs

 

In Jewellery/Metal Arts, you will:

  • Learn to design, build and sell functional and sculptural objects.
  • Experience intensive development of jewellery-making skills by learning to saw, file, solder, rivet, and stone-set.
  • Experiment with making multiples using molds and casting technology, and learn production techniques to streamline construction of a unique wholesale line.
  • Establish an individual artistic practice with advanced processes such as complex construction, forging and silversmithing.
  • Graduates prepared for a career as a jewellery designer through entrepreneurship studies and exploration of retail/wholesale marketing.

Interested in finding out more?

Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

  • Areas of Study
      • Goldsmithing
      • Silversmithing/Hollowware
      • Jewellery Design
      • Designing for Production
      • Casting
      • Gem Setting and Basic Lapidary
      • Jewellery History
  • Career Possibilities
    • Contemporary Studio Metalsmith
    • Jewellery Designer
    • Bench Jeweller
    • Silversmith
    • Artisan, Craftsperson, or Other Visual Artist
    • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Course List

    Fall 1 [1 elective*]

    JMET 2900
    Form

    JMET 2901
    Function

    HIST 2905
    Pebbles to Gold: Jewellery History BCE

    * DRAW 2900
    Directions in Drawing: Traditional and Contemporary

    * DRAW 2901
    Life Drawing: Structure and Form

    * DRAW 2902
    Watercolour: Exploring Water-Based Materials

    * DRAW 2907
    Drawing and Narrative

    * DRAW 2908
    Painting in Acrylics I

    DIGM 2019
    3D Modelling: Jewellery/3D Objects 1

    Winter 1

    JMET 2903
    Casting

    JMET 2904
    Production

    JMET 2905
    Tools and Techniques

    DIGM 2020
    3D Modelling: Jewellery/3D Objects II

    ENTR 2001
    The Business of Craft: Practices and Opportunities

    Fall 2

    JMET 3901
    Approaches in Metal

    JMET 3900
    To Market

    JMET 3902
    Openings and Closings

    JMET 3907
    Jewellery Rendering

    ENTR 3920
    The Business of Craft: Marketing and Sales

    Winter 2 [1 elective*]

    JMET 3903
    Silversmithing

    JMET 3906
    Metal and Colour

    HIST 3901
    Gold to Pebbles: Jewellery History CE

    * AVVA 3908
    Designing Bodies

    * DIGM 3025
    3D Modelling: Jewellery/3D Objects III

    * DRAW 3001
    Imagery, Sources and Development

    * DRAW 3004
    Painting in Acrylics II

    * DSGN 3916
    Book Art Design

    * HUMN 3000
    Art for Social Change

    ENTR 3921
    Marketing and Online Promotion: Craft

  • Admission Requirements
    Admission Requirements

     

    • $50 Application Fee (1)
    • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
      • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
      • OR equivalent experience (2)
    • Portfolio Submission
    • Interview

    (1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

    (2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

    Interview
    The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

  • Portfolio Requirements

    DIRECT ENTRY PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

    To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

    All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

    You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

    Registrar
    New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
    457 Queen Street
    Fredericton, NB
    E3B 5H1, Canada
    NBCCDRegistrar@gnb.ca

    CHECKLIST:

    • CV/Resume
    • Letter of Intent
    • Three Observational Drawings
    • Three 2D Design Exercises
    • Two 3D Design Exercises
    • Three Colour Theory Exercises
    • Compare & Contrast Essay
    • Image List
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learn thelanguage of design

The Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) Certificate is a 1-year program that offers you a wide-ranging overview of the practice, theory and history of the visual arts. Before you begin honing your craft or digital practice, learn the language to communicate visual arts. Students new to the arts will start in this preparatory course before their two-year Diploma program.