Selkirk College

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Jewelry Studio

Selkirk College

Faculty:The Arts
Field of Study:Fine/Studio Arts, General
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,670

This cost estimate is for the entire certificate. Compulsory fees are included.



Because of its power and meaning, people have been making and adorning themselves with jewelry for 100,000 years. Discover what is so intriguing about the creation of jewelry from traditional techniques through contemporary design. We’ll help you explore your urge to create - and to develop the jewelry design and fabrication skills necessary for your career success. In a combination of classroom and studio workshops, you’ll learn the fundamental skills and metalsmithing techniques necessary to make jewelry.

You'll engage in class discussions, technical demonstrations and independent projects using traditional and non-traditional jewelers' processes and materials. Small class sizes provide opportunities for one-on-one attention. Explore this diverse field at Selkirk College and learn how to best create a niche for your own unique designs. All students registered in Kootenay Studio Arts programs take Drawing and Design courses as well as Professional Development and Practices courses. The Jewelry studio courses introduce students to jewelry fabrication, forming and casting techniques in non-ferrous metals as well as jewelry design processes to help you realize your own vision. The Jewelry studio courses also include specialized skills such as gem setting, findings, pricing and design for production.


Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Admission to Kootenay Studio Arts programming (KSA) is by interview, online questionnaire and portfolio review. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 16, 2019