Jewellery/Metal Arts

jewellery/metal arts studio

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.
  • Graduate prepared for a career as a jewellery designer through entrepreneurship studies and exploration of retail/wholesale marketing.

Duration

2 Years | 4 Semesters | September-April

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

Curriculum Guide
Areas of Study

    • Goldsmithing
    • Silversmithing/Hollowware
    • Jewellery Design
    • Designing for Production
    • Casting
    • Gem Setting and Basic Lapidary
    • Jewellery History
Career Possibilities
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Bench Jeweller
  • Contemporary Metalsmith
  • Silversmith
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

 

Apply Now

Go to the Admission Requirements to start the application process. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.

“IN THE JEWELLERY/METAL ARTS PROGRAM I EXPLORED MY IMAGINATION THROUGH CASTING SCULPTURES. SCULPTURE TELLS ITS OWN STORY, AND I LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE’S REACTIONS BECAUSE EACH PERSON GETS A DIFFERENT MESSAGE.”

Spencer Corbett, Diploma in Jewellery/Metal Arts, 2014

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