Today’s goldsmiths and jewellery designers need to be fluent in design as a visual language, but to understand the ideas that have shaped current trends in art, design and jewellery. This course, which is presented in 2 components, introduces students to the foundations of design and art history. This Design component is focused on building a proposal for the year-end Display Project. Students will begin to use various idea generation and design development strategies to come up with designs for the jewellery and display for their year-end project. The Art History component of the course presents a survey of major movements in Western art, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period in Europe. Islamic and African art, and history of jewellery are also covered. Wherever possible, lessons will be integrated with Metal Techniques projects, with exercises designed to help students throughout their creative process by giving them access to visual resources, tools and techniques.
Course code: JADE 1206
Length: 45 hours
CorequisitesJADE 1201, JADE 1202, JADE 1203, JADE 1205
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.