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 2020 Barrie

Program description

Students gain the skills needed to produce and repair jewellery and flatware, working in a production, design or retailing environment. Students are introduced to soldering, chain making, fabrication, decorative metal techniques and finishes, wax carving and casting, stone setting and repair techniques. Students are also introduced to jewellery drawing, CAD, gemology and accounting and business practices suitable for small businesses.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the post-graduate diploma program of GLDS Goldsmithing.

Career opportunities

Graduates may 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/

Courses

Program-specific 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)
  • JEWL 1009 - Skills Intensive
    (Semester 1 / 14 hours)
  • HSTY 2000 - History of Metal Art
    (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 2010 - CAD Rendering I
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2011 - Commercial Stone Setting
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 1008 - Professional Practice for Jewellers and Metalsmiths
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2004 - Advanced Stone Setting
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2005 - Metalsmithing 2
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2012 - Jewellery Repair II
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • JEWL 2013 - CAD Rendering II
    (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 Repair
    (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)