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Jewellery and Metals

Jewellery and Metals Ontario College Diploma

What is Jewellery and Metals?

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.

In order to prevent injury, all students in the Jewellery and Metals program are now required to wear protective footwear in order to work in some of the labs we use.  The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common; therefore it is preferred. The table below provides more information:

Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).

Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience. If you have any questions please contact your program coordinator Andrea Wenckebach.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
JMET
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Andrea Wenckebach
Email:
Andrea.Wenckebach@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1285

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply their skill to the production aspects of the industry


  • seek employment with an existing manufacturer


  • work in design, production and/or retailing within the industry


  • create functional and aesthetic jewellery and metalwork


  • produce chains, hinges and clasps


  • make bowls and cylinders


  • apply casting techniques, including centrifugal and vacuum


  • perform basic jewellery repairs, including ring sizing, chain repair and prong replacements


  • use bezel and claw settings for faceted and cabochon stones and jewel clusters


  • be familiar with the basic tools, materials and techniques of illustration and rendering


  • visualize and draw three-dimensional objects


  • use written and oral communication skills to present their work


  • apply basic accounting, business, and entrepreneurial procedures suitable for an owner operated small business


  • be familiar with styles in jewellery and metals from ancient to contemporary times


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • be familiar with commonly used gem materials and the instruments used for gem identification.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

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.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

HSTY2000 History of Metal Art
JEWL1000 Chain Making
JEWL1001 Jewellery Fabrication
JEWL1002 Jewellery Studio
JEWL1003 Jewellery Repairs
JEWL1004 Lost Wax Casting
JEWL1005 Primitive Casting
JEWL1006 Jewellery Drawing
JEWL1007 Jewellery Design
JEWL1008 Professional Practice for Jewellers and Metalsmiths
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
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

Applicants are encouraged to attend an information session conducted by the Jewellery and Metals faculty.

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

A display case from the Jewellery sale, including bracelets, necklaces and earrings in a variety of materials

Valentine’s jewellery sale

Students in the Jewellery and Metals program held their annual Valentine’s sale at Georgian’s Barrie Campus in February. The second floor of the administrative building, across from Subway restaurant, was bustling with people checking out student-made bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Read more...

Alumna Elizabeth Malouin examines a green semi-precious stone

Elizabeth Malouin

Entrepreneur

Program:

Jewellery and Metals, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Year:

2011


I made the decision to leave my career of more than 20 years in the financial industry and forge ahead into the world of jewellery and metals. After completing the two-year program with honours and receiving various awards, I went on to graduate from the Goldsmithing program in 2011. Read more...

A display case from the Jewellery sale, including bracelets, necklaces and earrings in a variety of materials

Valentine’s jewellery sale

Students in the Jewellery and Metals program held their annual Valentine’s sale at Georgian’s Barrie Campus in February. The second floor of the administrative building, across from Subway restaurant, was bustling with people checking out student-made bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Read more...

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Students design jewellery fit for a princess

When Princess Anne visits Barrie on Oct. 22, she’ll be presented with not one, but two unique pieces of jewellery created by recent graduates of Georgian’s Jewellery and Metals and Goldsmithing and Silversmithing programs. Read more...

A group of people stand in front of a YMCA billboard.

Students unveil untold stories of personal journies

As part of a community service learning partnership between Georgian and the YMCA, students from various programs interviewed donors of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, discovering personal journeys never before told. They recently unveiled the stories at an event held at the Barrie YMCA, and read their stories to celebrate the community members. Read more...

Alumna Elizabeth Malouin examines a green semi-precious stone

Elizabeth Malouin

Entrepreneur

Program:

Jewellery and Metals, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Year:

2011


I made the decision to leave my career of more than 20 years in the financial industry and forge ahead into the world of jewellery and metals. After completing the two-year program with honours and receiving various awards, I went on to graduate from the Goldsmithing program in 2011. Read more...

Emily Wojna, at work in her studio

Emily Wojna

Goldsmith, Emily Wojna Jewellery

Program:

Jewellery and Metals, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Year:

2013


I am a Goldsmith and create one-of-a-kind wedding and engagement jewellery and sell my work at Metalworks in Kingston and The Guild Shop in Toronto. Going to Georgian College was one of the best decisions I made because of how it changed my life. Read more...

Angi Luciani

Angi Luciani

Owner, Eclectaccessories

Program:

Jewellery and Metals, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Year:

2014


I love that I get to explore whichever medium I choose and not have someone else dictate my day. The jewellery program was critical in helping me achieve that by teaching me both the creative skills of jewellery-making and how to run a business. Read more...

Alumnus Kyle Barrett examines his brooch for Princess Anne

Kyle Barrett

Entrepreneur and Jeweller

Program:

Jewellery and Metals, Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Year:

2013


Since graduation, I’ve become an entrepreneur, making custom pieces for clients. I recently made a piece for Princess Anne, commissioned by Grey and Simcoe County Foresters as a gift for her on her visit to Barrie. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Andrea Wenckebach
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1285

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