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VCC International

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 Hours: The Jewellery Art and Design Diploma program runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 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

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

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

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
  • Portfolio submissions and personal interviews are usually conducted in April of each year.

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

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

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


Term 2

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


Term 3

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


Term 4

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


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $32,077
Student Union Fee $220
College Initiative Fee $185
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $697
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $321

Textbooks and supplies - $2,800

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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