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Jewelry Design

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Winter 2018 Courses

January 2 - January 18

Spring 2018 Courses

January 29 - May 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)

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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
16418 15C 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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17495 15A T 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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17497 15A F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480


JD 122 Jewelry Casting
2 credits In-state $400 Out-of-state $1,182
(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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17032 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481


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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17498 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D503


JD 138 Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
This course is aimed at developing designers, regardless of specialization. Using current CAD, hard-surface modeling software, students will make 2D drawings and model parts, beginning with general exercises and leading to projects more specific to their fields of study. Using engineering software, students develop basic designs and explore their personal approach to the media. Fluency in basic computer skills is strongly recommended.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17499 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C409


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-Ã -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 and develop their skills and their own esthetic within the medium.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17496 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481


JD 215 Alternative Materials for Jewelry Fabrication
1.5 credits In-state $292.50 Out-of-state $879
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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17500 15A R 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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
14002 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816


JD 243 Gemology II
1.5 credits In-state $302.50 Out-of-state $889
(includes $10 lab fee)
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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17501 15A S 10:10 am-1:00 pm C816


JD 244 Gemology III
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisites: JD 243 and JD 281, or approval of chair
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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
15029 15A F 6:30 pm-10:20 pm C816


JD 261 Changes and Trends in Jewelry Design
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
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.

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CRN Section Day Time Location
17502 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D211


JD 281 Diamond Grading
2 credits In-state $400 Out-of-state $1,182
(includes $10 lab fee)
Prerequisite: JD 141
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.

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