Jewellery Methods Program (F110)

Jewellery Methods
School of Fashion Studies
Casa Loma Campus
2 years (4 semesters)
Ontario College Diploma
The Jewellery Methods program provides you with the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in this demanding profession as a goldsmith/bench jeweller. The essential skills of measuring, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing are stressed early in the program. Once essential skills are achieved, you study more advanced goldsmithing, jewellery repair, gemsetting and model making as well as jewellery elective subjects.

Full Program Description


The Jewellery Methods program provides you with the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in this demanding profession as a goldsmith/bench jeweller. The essential skills of measuring, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing are stressed early in the program. These skills are built upon through the introduction and practice of many traditional and contemporary techniques. Once essential skills are achieved, you study more advanced goldsmithing techniques, jewellery repair, gemsetting and model making, as well as jewellery elective subjects.

Jewellery history, technical drawing, gemmology and an overview of the industry are included to provide you with a broad knowledge of the jewellery field.

Jewellery Studies Frequently Asked Questions

Jewellery Studies Applicant Questionnaire

  • F110 - Christine Diemert Earrings
  • F110 Claw Setting 1
  • F110 Sandraca Choi box
  • F110 Claw Setting 2
  • F110 Cone
  • F110 Hollow Ring
  • F110 set of rings

Part Time Study Options  

George Brown College also offers evening and weekend courses and certificate programs in Jewellery Skills (not equivalent to the full-time program). See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable version Curriculum Planner F110 Program Start Date (2012-2014)PDF icon

Printable version Curriculum Planner F110 Program Start Date (2013-2015)PDF icon


semester courses
Code Course Name
JEWL1013 Goldsmithing I
JEWL1017 Metal Finishing I
JEWL1038 Technical Drawing
JEWL1077 Jewellery as an Industry
JEWL1078 Jewellery Casting
GHUM1023 History of Jewellery and Gemstones
COMM1007 College English


semester courses
Code Course Name
JEWL1030 Goldsmithing II
JEWL1076 Rhino I for Jewellery
JEWL1019 Metal Finishing II
JEWL1073 Gemmology for Jewellers
GNED General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Course Name
JEWL1080 Industry Skills I
JEWL2006 Gemsetting I
JEWL1059 Model Making I
JEWL2007 Jewellery Repair I
JEWL2037 Jewellery Business and Careers
JEWL Program Specialization Elective (choose one)*
GNED General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Course Name
JEWL2021 Industry Skills II
JEWL2011 Gemsetting II
JEWL1060 Model Making II
JEWL2008 Jewellery Repair II
JEWL Program Specialization Elective (choose one)*
GNED General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives


*Program Specialization Electives (two Specialization electives required)

A selection of Jewellery program electives will be offered each semester. See course offerings on web registration.

semester courses
Code Course Name
JEWL1054 Jewellery Rendering and Illustration I
JEWL1056 Production Techniques A
JEWL2029 Production Techniques B
JEWL2030 Craft Show Management
JEWL1004 Enamelling I
JEWL2027 Enamelling II
JEWL2033 Metal Forming
JEWL2032 Decorative Techniques
JEWL1074 Field Education in the Jewellery Industry

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

This program will prepare the successful graduate for an entry-level position as a bench jeweller. The jewellery industry offers a large variety of opportunities with careers in manufacturing, repair, gemsetting, retail or wholesale, precious metals or fashion jewellery and accessories. Some of our graduates establish their own jewellery businesses.

Tuition and Fees


$5,465.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016 Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Basic computer literacy and skill level in Word and Excel are recommended.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Special Requirements  

Good eyesight (corrected vision is accepted), a high degree of manual dexterity, mechanical inclination, patience and initiative are the qualities necessary to succeed in this field.

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Student Success

Success Stories  

Patrick Dacko

"George Brown is allowing me to make important connections within the community of jewellery….from stone dealers, tool and equipment shops and jewellery manufacturers"

Patrick Dacko (Jewellery Methods)

Brittany Hoplons

"George Brown taught me the skills I need and the language to speak in this industry."

Brittany Hopkins (Graduate 2010, Jewellery Methods)

Owner, Anice Jewellery

Cindy Jiaoyan Chen portrait

“You can’t imagine the impressive reputation the GBC jewellery program has gained in the jewellery industry. You can easily get an in-person interview simply by saying that you are a graduate student from GBC. The program covers all the knowledge, skills and technology that you need as a bench jeweller.”

Cindy Jiaoyan Chen (Graduate 2007, Jewellery Methods)

"I chose the Jewellery Methods program while in search of technical training to enhance my own practice and to expand my expertise at my job. While studying, I learned important hands-on skills that could be applied to working in the jewellery industry. The program's focus on precision and accuracy in goldsmithing prepared me to work efficiently in my field. Upon graduation, I left with new opportunities to pursue in the future and the confidence that I was ready to begin my career."

Samantha McAdams (Graduate 2016, Jewellery Methods)

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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.

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