The Jewellery Essentials program showcases how the fabrication of a piece of jewellery engages every element of the design and creative process. It embodies the technology, the materials, and the artist's message in a work that can be easily realized in time and place.
You will be encouraged to explore personal style in conjunction with developing the skills and techniques to design, fabricate, and finish basic jewellery forms. Processes will be addressed for the use of a variety of precious metals.
This 15-week program is delivered in an intensive format, and is the equivalent to two semesters of full-time studies. Studies in design, drawing, and history for jewellers provide a strong foundation for exploring fabrication, chain making, surface decoration, casting, forming and stone setting. The emphasis on marketing and portfolio development will assist you in acquiring the skills to promote your art practice.
The Jewellery Essentials program inspired me to start my own home studio in the hopes of pursuing jewellery design as a career. - Niki Law
Why Choose Fleming
This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist.
Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design).
Is this You?
- Open minded
- Interest in exploring jewellery as a means of artistic expression
- Ongoing exploration of your own creativity
- Willingness to learn from others
- Manual dexterity
- Ability to commit to intensive format
- You have started a life-long learning experience in the discipline of jewellery, with endless options in your pursuit of a career in this field.
- This program will appeal to the serious student who is seeking to build an excellent foundation portfolio of work before pursuing further studies, to apply their learning to another medium, or to explore apprenticeship, freelance, or teaching career options.
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
- 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.
This 15-week certificate can be applied toward the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma - Specialist Option.
There will be an additional expense of approximately $250 for textbooks and equipment in addition to the material fee included in the tuition.
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
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