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
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 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