Does the Art Department offer jewelry courses?
Yes, we offer jewelry courses, including:
Students who wish to supplement repeated jewelry courses are offered additional curriculum choices including:
- Faceted stone setting
- Container forms
- Hinges and mechanisms
- Anticlastic raising
- Fold forming
- Mold making/multiples
- Tool making
- Ability to work with gold and silver, as well as copper, brass, bronze and nickel
What equipment is available to jewelry students?
Jewelry courses utilize a large 3D studio with integrated TV/DVD capabilities and hook-up access for internet. In addition, jewelry students have access to a dedicated soldering and casting lab.
- Large, programmable burnout kiln
- Centrifugal caster
- Vacuum table
- Electro-melt furnace
- Natural gas/compressed air torches
- Acetylene/atmosphere torches
- Four fully-equipped soldering stations
- Three flexible shaft machines and accessories
- A two-spindle buffing machine with filter
- Rolling mill
- Drill press
- Glass bead blaster
- Etching materials and equipment
- Mass finishing and tumbling setup
- Raising/forging equipment
- Bracelet, ring, and bezel mandrels
- Wide array of hammers and hand tools
- Access to fully-equipped wood shop
What are students working on in jewelry classes?
Who teaches jewelry courses?
What job opportunities are available to jewelry students?
Students work as:
- Jewelry sales staff
- Jewelry repair staff
- Professional jewelers
- Jewelry designers
- Jewelry production managers