Design and Visual Arts

Jewellery and Metals

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

This two-year program will give students a comprehensive education in the design theory and technical and aesthetic skills required by the jewellery and metals industry for entry level positions. The emphasis in Semesters 1 and 2 is on basic information and techniques as related to jewellery. Advanced jewellery techniques will be learned as well as hollowware and flatware in Semester 3 and 4. Note: Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the post-graduate diploma program of GLDS Goldsmithing and Silversmithing.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Jewellery and Metals articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

JEWL1000 Chain Making
JEWL1001 Jewellery Fabrication
JEWL1002 Jewellery Studio
JEWL1003 Jewellery Repairs
JEWL1005 Primitive Casting
JEWL1004 Lost Wax Casting
JEWL2000 Jewellery Drawing and Rendering
JEWL2001 Metalsmithing 1
JEWL2002 Production Casting 1
JEWL2003 Introduction to Gemmology
JEWL2004 Basic Stone Setting
JEWL2005 Metalsmithing 2
JEWL2006 Production Casting 2
JEWL2007 Silversmithing Studio
JEWL1006 Jewellery Drawing
JEWL1007 Jewellery Design
JEWL1008 Professional Practice for Jewellers and Metalsmiths
HSTY2000 History of Metal Art
JEWL2010 Jewellery Drawing and Design

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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