Upon completion of the certificate in Bench Jewelry, students will demonstrate understanding of basic non-ferrous metallurgy. Students will repair chains and stone settings. Students will have experience in designing and fabricating personal jewelry objects. Students will be prepared for employment in areas related to jewelry design, sales, fabrication, repair and manufacturing.
This educational option is an: Certificate of Completion
This educational option can be completed: in 2 terms
This educational option is designed for: This Certificate of Completion is designed for the AA/Studio Fine Arts major interested in focusing on jewelry-making as a career path during the completion of the Studio Fine Arts Degree, or community members seeking the degree to increase their knowledge and capacity within the professional jewelry industry. The program focuses on professional jewelry techniques and practices, creating a personal production line, stone setting and bench jewelry repair.
This educational option can be started: Fall or spring term
Primary course location: FUSE Makerspace.
In order to receive financial aid for the certificate it must be completed as part of the AA Studio Fine Arts degree path. Students will be in a classroom environment that can be potentially dangerous or hazardous due to the use of chemicals and torches.
A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.
Most tools and equipment are provided in the classroom environment. Students should expect to begin buying their own tools as they progress through the course work. Students will have to buy some materials and supplies to complete the program. Many of the supplies and materials are provided through course fees.
Although the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, there are some possible outside funding options (i.e. VA, DVR, institutional funding, etc.). For more information go to http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid.
This certificate is intended for workforce preparation.
Employment in local companies making or repairing jewelry. Excellent prospects in the state’s 5.6 billion-dollar arts and culture sector. Rio Grande Supply is the nations’ largest jewelry manufacturer/supplier.