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Program Name: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Division: Craft
Foundation
Program Description

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing program offers students opportunities to explore the media and practices of jewellery and holloware. The fields of Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing are experiencing a renaissance of diverse creative approaches. You will explore a wide variety of concepts and philosophies as you engage in critical discussions about content and form in order to create a new language of metal. The program offers a broadly based metals education, including studies of art jewellery, holloware, product design, and metal business practice. Design and technical projects emphasize problem solving, conceptual development, and analytical thinking. From basic skills development, you will go on to explore advanced technical procedures and to develop your individual artistic practice.

Program Requirements:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing program is an open entry program. After successfully completing the first two years of study, students may declare their intention to Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing.

FOUNDATION YEAR 
(30) 24 Studio; 6 LAS

15 AHIS Credits:
(3) AHIS 2010 19th C Art OR AHIS 2020 20th C Art
(3) AHIS 22120 Craft & Design History 1750-1950
(3) AHIS xxxx
(3) AHIS 3160 20th C Craft
(3) AHIS 3xxx/4xxx

6 Credits LAS (JWLY 3010 Gemology and JWLY 3050 Jewellery Seminar are recommended but not required)

9  Studio Credits:
(3) JWLY 2000: Introduction to Jewellery
(3) JWLY 2100: Introduction to Holloware
(3) JWLY 2500 Jewellery 11: Methods


3 Studio Credits chosen from:
(3) JWLY 2600 Holloware 11: Object Design
(3) JWLY 2015 Product Design: Form
   
JWLY 3311 Intro to CAD/CAM for Jewellery & 3D Objects (3 credits)

JWLY 3000 Intermediate Jewellery & Holloware (6 credits)

JWLY 3110 Entrepreneurship for Visual Arts (3 credits)

          6 Studio Credits chosen from:
         (6) JWLY 3120 Advanced Techniques 1
         (6) JWLY 3420 Advanced Techniques 2
         (6/9) JWLY 3506/3509 Studio Projects 1: Jewellery

         JWLY 4006/4009 Studio Projects 2: Jewellery (6/9 credits)

         JWLY 4506/4509 Studio Projects 3: Jewellery (6/9) credits)

         3 Studio Credits (any level)

         24 OPEN Credits

 

Available Minors:

Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion, Film Studies (in cooperation with Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University and University of King's College), Illustration, Print/Paper/Book, Textiles, Journalism (in cooperation with University of King's College)


Facilities and Technology:

The Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing program has three interconnected jewellery studios with 37 large benches equipped with flexible shafts and torches. Adjacent design tables are available for upper-level students. You will also have access to a casting area, finishing equipment, computer design stations with modelling programs, a silversmithing studio, and much more.


Faculty:

Craft Faculty Information


What do Graduates do?

Graduates of NSCAD’s Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing establish successful art jewellery studio practices, while others develop commercial jewellery businesses. Many have pursued graduate studies and have become writers, critics, curators, and professors at colleges/universities.


Admission from University or College: Entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing Program.The Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing program is an open entry program. After successfully competing the first two years of study, students may declare their intention to major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. To declare a major, students must submit a declaration form, available from the Office of Student and Academic Services.