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Jewelry Design

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Fall 2017 Courses

August 28 - December 23

 

JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication
2 credits In-state $400 Out-of-state $1,182
(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
21394 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481
21395 15B F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481


JD 113 Beginning Soldering Techniques
1.5 credits In-state $302.50 Out-of-state $889
(includes $10 lab fee)
Co-requisites: JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chair
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
30239 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480


JD 117 Enameling for Contemporary Jewelry
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
Prerequisite: JD 101
Vitreous enamel has been used for centuries as a means of adding color and richness to precious objects and jewelry. This course looks at the historical and contemporary uses of enamel and explores the various methods of its application, including cloisonne, Limoges and champleve, the use of silver and gold foils, oxidation, surface finishing, and setting techniques.

CRN Section Day Time Location
29538 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481


JD 121 Wax Carving
1 credit In-state $195 Out-of-state $586
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
30242 15A F 6:30 pm-8:20 pm A480


JD 133 Introduction to Jewelry Design
1.5 credits In-state $292.50 Out-of-state $879
Co-requisites: JD 113, JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, and JD 172 or approval of chair
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
  15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D504


JD 141 Introduction to Diamonds
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
This introductory course provides an overview of diamonds, how crystals form, the physical and optical properties of diamonds, and mining techniques throughout history from ancient times to the present day. Other topics include a review of mining locations and techniques and the cultural, environmental, financial, and global economic impact of diamonds.

CRN Section Day Time Location
26916 15A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816


JD 202 Enameling for Contemporary Jewelry II
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
Prerequisite: JD 101 or JD 174 or JD 117
This course is intended as a follow-up to JD 117, Enameling for Contemporary Jewelry. It will introduce additional contemporary techniques, including the use of liquid enamels, application of decals, and the use of lusters with enamel. It will cover the challenging traditional technique of plique-a-jour. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the techniques and will then be given an opportunity to design their own projects to further investigate an develop their skills and their own aesthetic within the medium.

CRN Section Day Time Location
30565 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481


JD 213 Nontraditional Construction Techniques in Metal
1.5 credits In-state $292.50 Out-of-state $879
This course covers many nontraditional techniques, including but not limited to, etching, marriage of metals, roller printing, and Keum-boo. Students will explore and utilize these techniques in design and fabrication of unique pieces of metal jewelry.

CRN Section Day Time Location
30241 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480


JD 241 Introduction to Gemology
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
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
27798 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C503


JD 243 Gemology II
1.5 credits In-state $292.50 Out-of-state $879
Prerequisite: JD 241
A gem identification course with students learning the use of various laboratory equipment such as the gemological microscope, dichroscope, polariscope, specific gravity balance, refractometer, ultraviolet light, spectroscope, and other instruments used in gem identification.

CRN Section Day Time Location
27799 15A F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816
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