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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Goldsmithing and 3D Jewelry Design, AAS


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The Goldsmithing and 3D Jewelry Design program prepares students for careers as independent studio artists, designers, and studio technicians within the jewelry industry. Students will become proficient in computer modeling, fabrication, casting, stone setting, forming, repair, and design. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Fabricate jewelry;
  • Design and produce jewelry using CAD/CAM;
  • Cast jewelry in various forms;
  • Utilize a variety of stone setting techniques;
  • Perform a variety of surface treatments;
  • Forge and form unique components using both anticlastic and synclastic forming techniques;
  • Use a hydraulic press and die making for forming;
  • Perform basic jewelry repair; and
  • Exhibit a professional jewelry portfolio representing various aspects of the jewelry industry.

Required Courses


First Year


CAS Total Credits: 33**


*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

**Upon completion of the CAS program, students may choose to continue on to earn a Goldsmithing and 3D Jewelry Design, AAS  degree.

Second Year


AAS Total Credits: 66


*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

Suggested Course Offering:


Program Information


  • All courses within this degree program must be taken for a letter grade. No course may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
  • Students considering transfer to a four-year college: some of the courses will transfer as electives only. See your advisor.

Opportunities After Graduation


  • This program prepares students for careers as independent studio artists, designers, and studio technicians within the jewelry industry.
  • This program will prepare students for high-tech CAD/CAM positions in the jewelry industry.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                           
Amber Paulson Douglas Harling, M.F.A.
LRC 129 AT 110
(406) 756-3882 (406) 756-3634
apaulson@fvcc.edu dharling@fvcc.edu

 

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