Jewelry Design

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Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

Questions about course content? Contact:
Jewelry Design - (212) 217-5720

JD 101
Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Basic processes used in the design and creation of jewelry. Students fabricate their own designs in the studio.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1899 15A MTWRF 1:10 PM—4:45 PM A480
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
3767 101 T 9:10 AM—12:00 PM A480
3766 102 W 2:10 PM—5:00 PM A481
19747 103 R 9:10 AM—12:00 PM A480
19515 15A M 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A481


JD 103
Jewelry and Accessories Fabrication (Interdisciplinary)
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

This is an interdisciplinary course cross-listed with LD 103. This interdisciplinary course challenges students to combine jewelry and accessories aesthetics, materials and problem solving methodology to create a unique three-piece collection that may include but not limited to sandals, hats, handbags and belts.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19516 15A M 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A480 and 487


JD 117
Enameling for Contemporary Jewelry
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

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 examines historical and contemporary uses of enamel, and explores the various methods of its application, including cloisonné, Limoges and champlevé, the use of silver and gold foils; oxidation; surface finishing; and setting techniques.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19517 15A W 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A481


JD 123
Wearable Art (Interdisciplinary)
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

This is an interdisciplinary course cross-listed with FA 123. In this team-taught course, students explore the intermingling of sculpture and jewelry. Students connect, interpret and combine traditional fine arts and jewelry-making processes to create wearable art.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
18765 101 R 2:10 PM—6:00 PM A480


JD 138
Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Using current hard-surface modeling software, students will make 2D drawings and model 3D parts, beginning with general exercises and leading to projects specific to their fields of study. Students will learn to develop basic designs and to explore their personal approach to the media. Fluency in basic computer skills is strongly recommended.

Winter
CRN Section Day Time Location
1900 15A MTWRF 1:10 PM—4:00 PM C230
Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19518 15A R 6:30 PM—9:20 PM C231


JD 241
Introduction to Gemology
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

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.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
14002 15A W 6:30 PM—9:20 PM C816


JD 244
Gemology III
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

Prerequisites: JD 243 and JD 281, or approval of chairperson
In-depth study of gem materials and their synthetic counterparts. Topics include functionality of gem equipment, application to gem testing, and the development of gem material from its atomic natural structure to polished gem state.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19071 15A F 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C816


JD 281
Diamond Grading
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: JD 141
Explores techniques for grading diamonds by color, clarity, and cut. Includes basic knowledge required for diamond selection and establishment of base for pricing. Discusses history and technical terms pertaining to diamond grading.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19301 15A T 6:30 PM—9:20 PM C816