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Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Arts

George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 19182

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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36 months


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Program Overview

The Jewellery Arts program focuses on goldsmithing techniques and design skills that are necessary to succeed as a jewellery designer and goldsmith. You learn all aspects of jewellery making – sawing, filing, soldering, casting and polishing, and the particulars of working with silver, gold and gemstones. You are required to utilize various design strategies and study the wide variety of jewellery forms open to you as a designer. Skills in the application of the creative process are important. Use of technology and fundamental jewellery business skills are integral to the program.

You are encouraged to work to the highest goldsmithing standards as you create jewellery with precious metals and gemstones. Projects are designed to advance technical and design skills, while at the same time permitting individual expression. An annual jewellery exhibition showcases graduating students' projects. Students have the opportunity to participate in numerous competitions, and to volunteer for and attend industry events.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
  • Create jewellery items in copper, brass, silver and gold, using adept goldsmithing skills for employment in the jewellery industry.
  • Apply specialized jewellery skills to industry standards to inform technique and design.
  • Devise jewellery design solutions to meet client needs taking both material and process requirements into consideration.
  • Construct finished jewellery pieces according to given designs.
  • Produce technical drawings and illustrations to communicate jewellery designs as required.
  • Select fabrication processes to optimize jewellery production.
  • Contextualize jewellery according to historical and stylistic qualities to assess provenance, materials and method of production.
  • Produce industry quality jewellery items using the lost wax casting process.
  • Incorporate polishing techniques to produce market ready jewellery items.
  • Differentiate gemstones and their properties as required in the jewellery industry.
  • Follow ethic, security and business practices consistent with jewellery industry standards.
  • Employ jewellery tools, equipment and materials in a confident and safe manner.
  • Use computer software (CAD skills) to produce 2D drawings and 3D models of complex jewellery forms, and digital manufacturing technologies (CAM skills) to produce industry quality jewellery items.
  • Produce a professional portfolio that documents attained skills, including jewellery and jewellery designs, for employment applications and marketing opportunities.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

Application Fee

12000 Per year

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