Jewellery Essentials Program (F111)

2019-20202020-2021

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, grind, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and centrifugal casting techniques will be used to create jewellery pieces to high standards.

Full Description

The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and casting techniques will be used to create jewellery items.

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

While successful graduates who wish to continue their Jewellery education may apply for advanced standing in one of our other Jewellery diploma programs, it is strongly recommended that you apply for the program that best fits your career goals as space in the diploma programs is limited and may not be available.

Program Requirements

The Jewellery Essentials program requires students to have access to a personal laptop or desktop computer.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create simple jewellery items in copper, brass, silver and gold, using basic goldsmithing skills.
  2. Produce multiple reproductions of jewellery using basic lost wax casting process.
  3. Apply polishing techniques to produce market-ready jewellery items made from various metals, including gold and silver.
  4. Differentiate gemstones and their properties as required in the jewellery industry.
  5. Contextualize jewellery according to historical and stylistic qualities to assess provenance, materials and method of production.
  6. Use technical drawing techniques to communicate jewellery designs as required.
  7. Conduct ethical and secure business practices consistent with jewellery business standards.
  8. Use jewellery tools, equipment and materials in a safe manner.
  9. Use computer software (CAD) skills to produce 2D drawings and 3D models of basic jewellery forms.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
JEWL1013 Goldsmithing I
JEWL1017 Metal Finishing I
JEWL1081 Technical Drawing I
JEWL1077 Jewellery as an Industry
JEWL1078 Jewellery Casting
JEWL1088 Technical Drawing II
GHUM1023 History of Jewellery and Gemstones
COMM1007 College English

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
JEWL1030 Goldsmithing II
JEWL1019 Metal Finishing II
JEWL1076 Rhino I for Jewellery
JEWL1073 Gemmology for Jewellers
GHUM1049 Design and Colour

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

This program will prepare the successful graduate for an entry-level position in the jewellery industry. The jewellery industry offers a large variety of opportunities with careers in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, precious metals, gemstones, fashion jewellery and accessories.

Educational Pathways

Successful graduates who wish to continue their Jewellery education may apply for advanced standing in one of our other Jewellery diploma programs. However, the diploma programs have limited space so it is strongly recommended that you apply for the program that best fits your career goals.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$5,515.00* +

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

+ Books and additional supplies are not included in tuition fees and must be purchased by the student separately.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice. 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 the Transfer Guide for more information.

Special Requirements

Good eyesight (corrected vision is accepted), patience and initiative are recommended qualities for success in this field.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

Student Success

Student Name
Michael Vander Eyken

“George Brown really opened my eyes to the fact that I could have a successful career in a less traditional field.” Read about Michael's journey of becoming a consultant at Kimberfire.

Student Name
Olivia Woodhouse

"The Jewellery Essentials program at George Brown College not only allowed me to develop transferable skills, but also an attention to detail that can only be found by working in such small scale. I came into the program without any knowledge on making jewellery and after only one year I feel the ways in which I can exercise my creativity are virtually limitless. I am truly thankful to have such a skilful and caring faculty teaching me about my passion."

Student Name
Michelle Man

"I really value the skills and knowledge that I gained from the faculty, and I know that as I face new challenges in the industry, I can always go back to the teachers for advice. It was a great start for me to take a program that will benefit me for the rest of my life."

Contact Us

School of Fashion and Jewellery

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4840

Email: fashionandjewellery@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Our Jewellery Programs are part of our School of Fashion and Jewellery and classes take place at our Casa Loma Campus, located at 160 Kendal Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada.

On-campus information sessions are available. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Jewellery Essentials Program (F111)

2019-20202020-2021

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, grind, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and centrifugal casting techniques will be used to create jewellery pieces to high standards.

Full Description

The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and casting techniques will be used to create jewellery items.

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

While successful graduates who wish to continue their Jewellery education may apply for advanced standing in one of our other Jewellery diploma programs, it is strongly recommended that you apply for the program that best fits your career goals as space in the diploma programs is limited and may not be available.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create simple jewellery items in copper, brass, silver and gold, using basic goldsmithing skills.
  2. Produce multiple reproductions of jewellery using basic lost wax casting process.
  3. Apply polishing techniques to produce market ready jewellery items made from various metals including gold and silver.
  4. Differentiate gemstones and their properties as required in the jewellery industry.
  5. Contextualize jewellery according to historical and stylistic qualities to assess provenance, materials and method of production.
  6. Use technical drawing techniques to communicate jewellery designs as required.
  7. Conduct ethical and secure business practices consistent with jewellery business standards.
  8. Use jewellery tools, equipment and materials in a safe manner.
  9. Use computer software (CAD) skills to produce 2D drawings and 3D models of basic jewellery forms.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

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 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
JEWL1030 Goldsmithing II
JEWL1019 Metal Finishing II
JEWL1076 Rhino I for Jewellery
JEWL1073 Gemmology for Jewellers
GHUM1049 Design and Colour

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

This program will prepare the successful graduate for an entry-level position in the jewellery industry. The jewellery industry offers a large variety of opportunities with careers in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, precious metals, gemstones, fashion jewellery and accessories.

Educational Pathways

Successful graduates who wish to continue their Jewellery education may apply for advanced standing in one of our other Jewellery diploma programs. However, the diploma programs have limited space so it is strongly recommended that you apply for the program that best fits your career goals.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$6,097.00* +

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

+ Books and additional supplies are not included in tuition fees and must be purchased by the student separately.

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice. 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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Special Requirements

Good eyesight (corrected vision is accepted), patience and initiative are recommended qualities for success in this field.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Student Name
Michael Vander Eyken

“George Brown really opened my eyes to the fact that I could have a successful career in a less traditional field.” Read about Michael's journey of becoming a consultant at Kimberfire.

Student Name
Olivia Woodhouse

"The Jewellery Essentials program at George Brown College not only allowed me to develop transferable skills, but also an attention to detail that can only be found by working in such small scale. I came into the program without any knowledge on making jewellery and after only one year I feel the ways in which I can exercise my creativity are virtually limitless. I am truly thankful to have such a skilful and caring faculty teaching me about my passion."

Student Name
Michelle Man

"I really value the skills and knowledge that I gained from the faculty, and I know that as I face new challenges in the industry, I can always go back to the teachers for advice. It was a great start for me to take a program that will benefit me for the rest of my life."

Contact Us

School of Fashion & Jewellery

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4840

Email: fashionandjewellery@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Our Jewellery Programs are part of our School of Fashion & Jewellery and classes take place at our Casa Loma Campus, located at 160 Kendal Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada.

On-campus information sessions are available. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.