Art - Jewelry and Metals

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Art - Jewelry and Metals

About the Jewelry and Metals Pathway 

This pathway meets Certificate in Jewelry Design requirements. This sample schedule assumes a fall start. If you wish to take alternate courses not listed below please meet with a North advisor to confirm you're still meeting CJD requirements.

This pathway meets Certificate in Jewelry Design requirements. Completion of this certificate is designed to successfully prepare students for both industry and further education in the visual arts, whether it be an AFA, a BA with Studio Art or Art History emphasis, a BFA or MFA in Visual Art.

North Seattle College has one of the most well-equipped studios in the Pacific Northwest region. Students in this pathway develop technical skills including fabrication, stone setting, and small-scale metal casting and mold making, as well as creative skills in the field of jewelry, for both fine art expression and commercial application. Students will also demonstrate collaborative attitude, skills, and knowledge, and will learn how to properly set up a studio and to find work in a variety of careers related to jewelry design.

Associate Transfer Degrees

Associate Transfer Degrees: Two-year transfer degrees let you take your freshman and sophomore classes at Seattle Colleges for a fraction of the cost, and then transfer to a four-year university with the skills and confidence to succeed. Be sure to work with a transfer advisor at Seattle Colleges and the four-year institution you plan to attend.

Depending on your program pathway, you can earn either an Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts (AA-DTA), Associate in Business (AB-DTA), or Associate of Science (AS), general, Track 1 or Track 2.

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Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

Jewelry Certificate full-time program map

Joint AFA degree and Certificate in Jewelry Design full-time program map

Career Opportunities

  • Jewelers, Gold/Silversmiths and Stone Setters
  • Jewelry Business Owners/Entrepreneurs
  • Art Handlers
  • Practicing Studio Artists
  • Teachers
  • Art Therapists
  • Artist Assistants
  • Industrial Designers

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.

Future Education Opportunities

Once you complete the CJD, additional education opportunities in the visual arts include:

  • Associate of Fine Arts at North Seattle College
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art or Art History or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art

Length of Program

50 credits = 5 quarters if you take 10 credits each term. Summer is optional.

Which Quarter Can I Begin?

Fall, Winter, or Spring.

Class Times/Delivery Modes?

North offers courses on-campus in the day, evenings, online, or hybrid (part on-campus, part online), and occasional Saturdays. Check the class schedule for the latest offerings.

Approximate Costs Each Quarter

Full-Time
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1555 (WA State residents)
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$3297.95 (International students)
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………....................$475

Part-Time
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1282.60 (WA State residents)
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………....................$475

*Tuition based on WA resident rates. Rates for international students and non-residents may vary.

All students in need should apply for financial aid – do not assume you are not eligible! Visit https://northseattle.edu/financial-aid to learn more about the application steps and types of financial aid available, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back. You do not need to be a full-time student to receive financial aid funds.