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Jewellery Making Courses


Have you always admired beautiful jewellery? Do you enjoy sparkling stones and wonderful settings? Let your interest and creativity come alive! Learn the art of jewellery-making.



Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies N/A Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



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.


Program Specific

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

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


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Program Coordinator: Donna Hawrelko, VCC Gemmology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8694
Program Assistant: Lou Solina, VCC Gemmology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8428

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 (201892) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(JEWL 1103) Jewellery Techniques 1 0 credits    $544.25



Learn basic techniques in jewellery-making including piercing, filing, soldering, shaping, forming, design layout and application. Create original designs while working at your own jeweller's bench equipped with a torch and flexshaft tool. Additional costs for materials - approximately $50. List of supplies provided at first class. Registration deadline seven days prior to first class. (24 hours).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30102 DTN Rm. 156
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
19-Sep-2018
to 07-Nov-2018
Groves, Sarah
Register


(JEWL 1104) Jewellery Techniques 2 0 credits    $544.25



Expand your knowledge and learn new fabricating techniques at your own jeweller's bench in this intermediate workshop. Hone your skills and improve your ability to measure, fit and solder metal while working on your own jewellers bench equipped with a torch and flexshaft tool. Additional costs for materials and supplies approximately $50. Please bring your previous work to the first class. Prerequisite: Jewellery Techniques 1 or the equivalent. Registration deadline seven days prior to first class. (24 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30101 DTN Rm. 156
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
18-Sep-2018
to 06-Nov-2018
Groves, Sarah
Register


(JEWL 1112) Pearl Stringing Techniques 1 0 credits    $147.34



Learn the basic methods of stringing pearls or beads in one fun-filled day. Equipment and stringing materials provided. Bring your own pearls or beads to string, or borrow our pearls for the day. Registration deadline seven days prior to first class. (6 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30103 DTN Rm. 164
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1500
24-Nov-2018
Mattinson, John
Register


(JEWL 1116) Jewellery Repair 0 credits    $644.93



In this workshop you will learn how to do basic jewellery repairs. You will be shown how to size rings, solder chains, replace gem stones, repair clasps and other mechanical components. You will also learn to examine and assess the piece before working on it. Some jewellery making experience is required. (24 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30456 DTN Rm. 162
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
27-Sep-2018
to 21-Nov-2018
Phillips, Jonathan
Register


(JEWL 1118) Lost Wax Carving and Casting 0 credits    $592.27



This course introduces students to wax carving and the lost wax casting process. Learn to design and make jewellery using this technique. Topics include design, wax carving methods and tools, investing, casting and finishing. Some basic metalsmithing techniques will also be covered. (24 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30105 DTN Rm. 162
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
20-Sep-2018
to 08-Nov-2018
Harrison, Janet
Register


(JEWL 1120) Introduction to Rhino 0.0 credits    $434.11



Develop your design and computer skills through an introduction of 3D Modeling of conceptual designs for visualizing or fabricating jewelry, consumer product goods, architectural presentations and anyone who needs to model or prototype products for manufacturing. Students learn how to model, edit and analyze organic 3D shapes using a free form surfacing tool set as well as more advanced techniques within the industry's powerful, standard software, Rhinoceros. This course is ideal for industrial designers, jewelry makers, product designers and anyone who needs to model or prototype products for manufacturing. (12 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30458 DTN Rm. 529
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
25-Sep-2018
to 16-Oct-2018
Groppi, Thomas
Register


(JEWL 1136) JAD Alumni Jewellery Workshop 0 credits    $1,199.00



This is a practical workshop course. Students must submit an application to the Continuing Studies Department. Students will be asked to sign a contract with the Jewellery Art & Design Department prior to attending this course, as space is limited.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30457 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MTWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
10-Sep-2018
to 19-Dec-2018
TBATo be assigned


Advanced Jewellery Workshop (JEWL 1119)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Create Jewellery Repair Sales (JEWL 1113)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Introduction to Rhino (JEWL 1120)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $434.11
JAD Alumni Jewellery Workshop (JEWL 1136)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $1,199.00
Jewellery Portfolio Preparation (JEWL 1129)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Jewellery Repair (JEWL 1116)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $644.93
Jewellery Techniques 1 (JEWL 1103)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $544.25
Jewellery Techniques 2 (JEWL 1104)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $544.25
Lost Wax Carving and Casting (JEWL 1118)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $592.27
Make a Copper Bowl in a Day (JEWL 1133)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Make a Ring in a Day (JEWL 1132)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Pearl Stringing Techniques 1 (JEWL 1112)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $147.34
Sketching Basics for Jewellers (JEWL 1125)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Stone Setting in Jewellery (JEWL 1117)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Stone Setting in Jewellery 1 - Bezels (JEWL 1134)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Stone Setting in Jewellery 2 - Pave Setting (JEWL 1135)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Supervised Jewellery Workshop (JEWL 1131)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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