HS Jewelry Design Course Offerings

Discover the artistry of jewelry making as you investigate a career as a designer, self-employed jeweler, or executive in fine and fashion jewelry manufacturing.

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester

HJD 019 Jewelry Design Studio I
Work with enameling and metals, and learn to use a variety of jewelry-making tools in this intense studio class. Learn what the industry is really about as you create three-dimensional jewelry and develop your personal style. Gallery 

HJD 032 Jewelry Design Studio II
Prerequisite: HJD 019
This course is an extension of the basic jewelry studio skill sets introduced in course HJD 019. In addition to expanding basic studio skills, you will learn wax carving, chasing and repousse, and basic silversmithing. This course is a must for students interested in a career in jewelry design!

HJD 033 Jewelry Design and Model Making with CAD
Create your own jewelry designs using 2D and 3D CAD software, just as professional designers do. Learn fundamental skills including sketching, precision drawing, layering, rendering, and 3D-modeling, and discover resources that will "print" your 3D designs for you. You will fully develop an acrylic laser-cut brooch, fabricated in our campus lab, and a finished CAD model of a pendant ready for printing and casting into metal.

HJD 101  Jewelry Design: Fabrication
In this studio course, you will learn the basics of making metal jewelry. Utilizing our industry standard lab tools, you will learn soldering, metal texturing, and finishing to create unique rings, pendants, and earrings. (You can skip this summer class if you've already taken HJD 019)