Does the Art Department offer jewelry courses?

Yes, we offer jewelry courses, including:

Students who wish to supplement repeated jewelry courses are offered additional curriculum choices including:

  • Faceted stone setting
  • Container forms
  • Hinges and mechanisms
  • Reticulation
  • Anticlastic raising
  • Fold forming
  • Mold making/multiples
  • Tool making
  • Ability to work with gold and silver, as well as copper, brass, bronze and nickel

What is equipment is available to jewelry students?

Jewelry courses utilize a large 3D studio with integrated TV/DVD capabilities and hook-up access for internet. In addition, jewelry students have access to a dedicated soldering and casting lab.

  • Large, programmable burnout kiln
  • Centrifugal caster
  • Vacuum table
  • Electromelt furnace
  • Natural gas/compressed air torches
  • Acetylene/atmosphere torches
  • 4 fully equipped soldering stations
  • 3 flexible shaft machines and accessories
  • A 2 spindle buffing machine w/filter
  • Rolling mill
  • Drill press
  • Glass bead blaster
  • Etching materials and equipment
  • Mass finishing and tumbling setup
  • Raising/forging equipment
  • Bracelet, ring, and bezel mandrels
  • Wide array of hammers and hand tools
  • Access to fully-equipped wood shop

Who teaches jewelry courses?

  • Aleksandra Vali

What job opportunities are available to jewelry students?

Students work as:

  • Teachers
  • Jewelry sales staff
  • Jewelry repair staff
  • Professional jewelers
  • Jewelry designers
  • Jewelry production managers