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Jewelry Design - Two-Year Associate Degree Program, Design Option - Fall 2012 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2012 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Jewelry Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, self-employed jewelers, or executives in the manufacturing of jewelry.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA JD 113 Beginning Soldering Techniques 1.5
JD 114 Piercing and Sawing Techniques 1.5
JD 121 Wax Carving 1
JD 131 Mechanical Drafting for Jewelers 1.5
JD 133 Intro. to Jewelry Design 1.5
JD 172 Tools, Equipment & Processes 1
RELATED AREA FA 104 Sculpture - Basic G6 1.5
FA 141 Drawing I G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS EN 121 English Composition G1 3
SC 111 Intro. to the Physical Sciences G3 3

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA JD 115 Metal Forming Techniques: Chasing and Repousse 1.5
JD 116 Costume Jewelry: White Metal 1.5
JD 122 Jewelry Casting 2
JD 134 Jewelry Design II 1.5
JD 171 Materials & Properties 2
JD 173 Materials and Findings 1
RELATED AREA FA 107 Basic Design 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA JD 231 Objects Design and Rendering 1.5
JD 233 Jewelry Design III 1.5
JD 241 Intro. to Gemology 2
JD 262 Estimating Costs 1
JD 263 Costume Jewelry Prod./Mktg. 3
RELATED AREA CG 111 Survey of Computer Graphics 1
DE 101 Display Design: Small Scale 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5-3

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA JD 235 Fine Jewelry Portfolio 1.5
JD 236 Fashion Jewelry Portfolios 1.5
JD 243 Gemology II 1.5
JD 261 Changes and Trends 2
RELATED AREA CG 212 Intro. to 3D Computer Modeling 2
SD 141 Nature Studies 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 33 credits
RELATED AREA: 11 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24 credits
ELECTIVE: 1.5-3 credits
Health and/or Phys. Ed: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 71.5 credits

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

* REQUIREMENTS 

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311 or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).

UPPER DIVISION ALTERNATIVES

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Accessories Design and Fabrication, Textile/Surface Design, and Toy Design.

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