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Jewellery Art and Design Diploma


This is a jewel of a program for those who want to become professional jewelry designers.
VCC's unique two-year diploma program offers a hands-on learning experience in the design and fabrication of jewelry. The program appeals to creative individuals who would like to develop their skills in both the artistic and technical aspects of jewelry making. Established in 1988, VCC's jewelry art and design program has been instrumental in training a dynamic and entrepreneurial community of successful studio artists.
Program Status:
Applications for September 2017 are now open and will close July 31, 2017

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 2 years Diploma Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

The curriculum is project-oriented. It includes a wide range of both traditional and innovative approaches to metal techniques as well as courses in design, drawing, art history, gemmology and business management. Various opportunities are provided for students to display and market their work.

Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (subject to change).




Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Admission to this program is a competitive selection based on:

  • Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent
  • Portfolio demonstrating artistic ability, reviewed by a VCC selection committee. May include post-secondary art-related courses or equivalent experience
  • Personal interview; scheduled for May 30 - June 1, 2017

All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses in the program must be submitted with application.



Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $6,308
Student Union Fee $119
College Initiative Fee $181
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $738
Other Costs
$21 - Graduation Fees
$252 - Campus Resource Fee
$2,000 - Approximate Textbooks & Supplies for 1st year
$800 - Approximate Textbooks & Supplies for 2nd year
At the time of acceptance, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your seat if accepted more than two months before the start date of the program. Full payment of the first installment will be required within two months before the start date.


For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Turn your artistic passion into a dynamic career.

VCC’s two-year jewellery art and design diploma program is project oriented and hands-on; ideal for creative individuals who would like to develop their artistic and technical skills.

Attend an information session to meet current students and instructors, tour the design studios and learn how to apply.

Date Day Time Room Location
January 12, 2018 Friday 2 - 3:30 p.m. 160 Downtown
February 9, 2018 Friday 3:30 to 4 p.m. 160 Downtown
March 2, 2018 Friday 3:30 to 4 p.m. 160 Downtown
April 6, 2018 Friday 3:30 to 4 p.m. 160 Downtown


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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Term 1

(JADE 1101) Metal Techniques 1
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11.5 credits
(JADE 1102) Gemmology 1
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1.5 credits
(JADE 1103) Design and Drawing 1
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1.5 credits
(JADE 1104) History of Art 1
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1.5 credits


Term 2

(JADE 1201) Metal Techniques 2
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10.0 credits
(JADE 1202) Gemmology 2
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1.5 credits
(JADE 1203) Design and Drawing 2
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1.5 credits
(JADE 1204) History of Art 2
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1.5 credits
(JADE 1205) Display Project
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5.5 credits


Term 3

(JADE 2101) Metal Techniques 3
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7.0 credits
(JADE 2102) Gemmology 3
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2103) Design and Drawing 3
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2104) History of Art 3
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2106) Business Management
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2107) Guided Studies 1
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3.0 credits


Term 4

(JADE 2202) Gemmology 4
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2203) Design and Drawing 4
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2204) History of Art 4
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1.5 credits
(JADE 2207) Guided Studies 2
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2.0 credits
(JADE 2208) Production Techniques
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6.5 credits
(JADE 2209) Computer Graphics
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1.0 credits
(JADE 2210) Diploma Project
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6.0 credits