Today’s goldsmiths and jewellery designers need to be fluent in design as a visual language, and 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. In the Design component, students will be given various strategies and exercises to help them develop their Diploma Project. The Art History component of the course presents a survey of major movements in Western art, from Abstract Expressionism to Post-Modernism. History of jewellery is 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 2205
Length: 45.0 hours
CorequisitesJADE 2206, JADE 2202, JADE 2203, JADE 2209.
* 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.