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Jewelry Design

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Winter Session: January 5 - 21
Spring Session: January 26 - May 18


Spring Courses

JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication

1.5 credits
In-state $386 Out-of-state $1,136 (includes $10 lab fee)
Basic processes used in the design and creation of jewelry. Students fabricate their own designs in the studio. (G6: Arts)

CRN Section Day Time Location
4535 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480
4536 15B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480
16000 15C F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481
9453 15D S 9:10 am-12:00 pm A481
14522 15E S 1:10 pm-4:00 pm A481

JD 113 Beginning Soldering Techniques
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Co-requisites: JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Introduces precision techniques in soldering and shaping jewelry. Emphasis is on exact measurements, and control of jewelry tools and soldering torches.

CRN Section Day Time Location
12136 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481

JD 121 Wax Carving
1 credits
In-state $188 Out-of-state $563
Co-requisites: JD 113, JD 114, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Wax carving of designs suitable for jewelry, stressing illusion and perspective, needed for both brooches and rings. Emphasis is on preparing a design and model for production.

CRN Section Day Time Location
10254 15A F 6:30 pm-8:20 pm A480

JD 122 Jewelry Casting
2 credits
In-state $386 Out-of-state $1,136 (includes $10 lab fee)
Prerequisite: JD 121
Using designs developed in JD 121, students cast, learning the chemistry of alloying metals and the principles in all casting methods. Experience also is acquired in mold-making, spruing, and investing.

CRN Section Day Time Location
6457 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481

JD 133 Introduction to Jewelry Design
2 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Co-requisites: JD 113, JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Emphasis is on developing creative ability. A visual sensitivity is developed through museum trips, nature studies, field trips, etc. Suitable rendering techniques, painting, and perspective requirements are covered.

CRN Section Day Time Location
15537 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D514

JD 138 Introduction to CAD for Jewelry Design
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Online: In-state $406 Out-of-state $1,156
Prerequisites: CG 111 and JD 131 or approval of chairperson
Students create two- and three-dimensional computer-generated drawings and models specific to jewelry design. Using modeling software and other computer applications, students develop basic jewelry design skills to create a personal style.

CRN Section Day Time Location
15028 15A S 12:10 pm-3:00 pm C231
15538 OL1
ONLINE COURSE

JD 215 Alternative Materials for Jewelry Fabrication
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Prerequisites: all second-semester Jewelry Design courses Co-requisite: JD 213
Covers the design approaches and special methods used in the manufacture of jewelry from common industrial materials, such as plastics, rubber, and stainless steel. Students design and produce prototypes for a small collection.

CRN Section Day Time Location
14220 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480

JD 241 Introduction to Gemology
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Study of the major gem species and their characteristics, with emphasis on their use in commercial production and price structure. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of all precious and semiprecious stones and the ways in which they are used in jewelry.

CRN Section Day Time Location
14002 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D514

JD 244 Gemology III
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisites: JD 243 and JD 281, or approval of chairperson
An in-depth study of gem materials and their synthetic counterparts is provided. Topics include functionality of gem equipment and its application in gem testing, and an understanding of the development of a gem material from its atomic structural nature to a polished gem.

CRN Section Day Time Location
15029 15A F 6:30 pm-10:00 pm C816

JD 261 Changes and Trends in Jewelry Design
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Study of the symbolic meaning as well as the economic rationale for jewelry in modern society. Students are made aware of stylistic differences, the reasons for them, and how styles are influenced by social and political events.

CRN Section Day Time Location
9577 15A R 6:30 pm-8:20 pm D211

JD 281 Diamond Grading
2 credits
In-state $386 Out-of-state $1,136 (includes $10 lab fee)
Teaches techniques of grading diamonds as to color, clarity, and cut, including basic knowledge needed for diamond selection and establishment of base for pricing. Discusses history and technical terms pertaining to diamond grading.

CRN Section Day Time Location
9910 15A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816
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