About the Institution
Vancouver Community College (VCC) offers academic and relevant real-world training. The institution has connections to the industry which enables students to have direct access to employers. Their partnerships and networking model of access across the post-secondary sector supports international students to reach on their educational journey.
About the Program
Jewelry Art and Design is a multidisciplinary discipline that consists of artisan technical skills, design research and methodology in the creation of ornaments. Designing jewelry involves various design processes, from ideation to concept phase up to prototyping and the actual production. This design methodology consists of transforming an idea into tangible designs which involves communication strategy and the creation of the ambience around the collection.
Vancouver Community College has a Two-Year Diploma Program that can teach you the trades of becoming a jewelry designer.
Skills You Develop
You will learn Jewellery fabrication (piercing, soldering, doming, texturing, finishing, riveting), traditional goldsmithing techniques, lost wax casting, stone setting, metal forging and jewellery repair. You also learn to make prototypes with 3D design software and entrepreneurship skills.
Pathways – Diploma to Degree
Opportunity to transfer to jewellery degree programs at Alberta University of the Arts (AUA) (Calgary), or Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax).
After Graduate Opportunities
The median wage for a Jewelry Designer is at $19,27 per hour in the Toronto Region. The outlook for Jewelry Designer is Fair in the Toronto Region.