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Jewelry Design

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Winter Courses

January 2 - January 17

Spring Courses

January 27 - May 20

Questions about course content? Contact:
Jewelry Design - 212 217.5720


JD 101
Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
(Tuition does not include $20 lab fee)
Basic processes used in the design and creation of jewelry. Students fabricate their own designs in the studio.

Spring

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
18242 15C F 6:30 PM-9:20
PM
A481


JD 117
Enameling for Contemporary Jewelry
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
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 cloisonne, limoges and champleve, the use of silver and gold foils, oxidation, surface finishing and setting techniques.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18617 15A W 6:30 PM-9:20
PM
A481


JD 122
Jewelry Casting
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
(Tuition does not include $20 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.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18069 15A R 6:30 PM-9:20
PM
A481


JD 138
Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
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.

Spring

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


JD 200
Experimental Techniques with Japanese Metal Alloys
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
Prerequisites: JD 101 or JD 174
This course introduces students to experimental techniques in metalworking such as special Japanese copper alloys: Shakudo, Shibuichi and Rosushou colorings and patinations. Alloying metal and patination is explored and used as aesthetic enhancements for art jewelry.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18396 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20
PM
A481


JD 241
Introduction to Gemology
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
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 281
Diamond Grading
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1298.00
(Tuition does not include $20 lab fee)
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
18070 15A T 6:30 PM-9:20
PM
C816

 

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