Jewellery and Metals We work hard to stay more connected to industry than other jewellery programs in Canada! This helps our graduates excel in the industry.

General information

Program code
JMET
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 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.

Career opportunities

This program will provide students with the skills needed to produce and repair jewellery, flatware and hollowware. Students will also be introduced to accounting and business practices suitable for small business. Graduates will be able to find employment in jewellery manufacturing, jewellery retailing and custom studios.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

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

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • JEWL 1000 - Chain Making (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 1001 - Jewellery Fabrication (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 1002 - Jewellery Studio (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 1006 - Jewellery Drawing (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • HSTY 2000 - History of Metal Art (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2000 - Jewellery Drawing and Rendering (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2001 - Metalsmithing 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2002 - Production Casting 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2003 - Introduction to Gemmology (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2007 - Silversmithing Studio (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 1008 - Professional Practice for Jewellers and Metalsmiths (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2004 - Basic Stone Setting (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2005 - Metalsmithing 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2006 - Production Casting 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2010 - Jewellery Drawing and Design (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • JEWL 1003 - Jewellery Repairs (Semester 1)
  • JEWL 1004 - Lost Wax Casting (Semester 1)
  • JEWL 1005 - Primitive Casting (Semester 1)
  • JEWL 1007 - Jewellery Design (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)