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Professional Crafts: JewelryRoanoke Island Campus

Jewelry

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Professional Crafts: Jewelry program will teach you the jewelry construction, metalsmithing, design and marketing skills needed to develop your own unique style, create one-of-a-kind and production pieces, and build a business from your artistic talent.

Professional Crafts: Jewelry Program Introduction

Artful Extravagance Jewelry Show

Degree Options

  • Professional Crafts: Jewelry — Diploma
  • Professional Crafts: Basic Jewelry — Certificate
  • Professional Crafts: Advanced Jewelry — Certificate

Instructor

Kathryn Osgood is an associate professor in the Professional Crafts: Jewelry program. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and her Master of Fine Arts from East Carolina University. Her fabricated and enameled jewelry pieces are inspired by botanical forms and the flora and fauna of her coastal North Carolina environment.

Studio

The Professional Arts building houses a COA’s professional arts gallery and a jewelry studio, which offers:

  • Twelve student workbenches, fully equipped with the hand tools required for jewelry fabrication
  • A main studio with a rolling mill, bench shear, hydraulic press, and a forming and raising area with a selection of hammers, stakes and anvils
  • A second studio with soldering stations, vacuum casting equipment, a digitally controlled burnout kiln and a large enameling kiln with overhead ventilation
  • A third studio with finishing and polishing equipment, a beadblaster, band saw, wax injector, anodizer and photo booth
  • A computer lab with Rhinoceros 3D modeling software and Flamingo rendering software, allowing you to design and produce rendered images of your jewelry pieces

Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090
or
ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
PCJ 111 Intro to Jewelry none 2 15 n/a 17 7
PCJ 121 Jewelry Design I none 2 n/a n/a 2 2
Total Semester Hours 7 15 n/a 22 12
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 112 Jewelry Forming Techniques Prerequisites: PCJ 111 2 15 n/a 17 7
PCJ 122 Jewelry Design II none 2 n/a n/a 2 2
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
or
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
or
COM 231 Public Speaking
Prerequisites for COM 110: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for COM 120: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for COM 231: ENG 111
3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 7 15 n/a 22 12
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 113 Jewelry Decorative Techniques Prerequisite: PCJ 111 3 9 n/a 12 6
PCJ 261 Enameling none 1 3 n/a 4 2
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I none 0 n/a 10 10 1
ART 111 Art Appreciation none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
Total Semester Hours 7 12 10 29 12
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 214 Jewelry Production Techniques Prerequisites: PCJ 112 and PCJ 113 2 15 n/a 17 7
ART 214 Portfolio and Resume Corequisites: Limited to those who have completed a sequence in the proposed area of study 0 2 n/a 2 1
WBL 110 World of Work
or
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II
none 0 – 1 n/a 0 – 10 1 – 10 1
PCJ 241 Jewelry: Special Study Prerequisites: PCJ 112 and PCJ 113 0 4 n/a 4 2
Total Semester Hours 2 – 3 21 0 – 10 24 – 33 11
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 47
First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 111 Intro to Jewelry none 2 15 n/a 17 7
PCJ 121 Jewelry Design I none 2 n/a n/a 2 2
Total Semester Hours 4 15 n/a 19 9
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 112 Jewelry Forming Techniques Prerequisite: PCJ 111 2 15 n/a 17 7
Total Semester Hours 2 15 n/a 17 7
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 16
To complete higher level certificates, students may be required to complete coursework offered in the previous certificate to meet all required course prerequisites.

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 113 Jewelry Decorative Techniques Prerequisite: PCJ 111 3 9 n/a 12 6
PCJ 261 Enameling none 1 3 n/a 4 2
Total Semester Hours 4 12 n/a 16 8
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PCJ 214 Jewelry Production Techniques Prerequisites: PCJ 112 and PCJ 113 2 15 n/a 17 7
PCJ 241 Jewelry: Special Study Prerequisites: PCJ 112 and PCJ 113 0 4 n/a 4 2
Total Semester Hours 2 19 n/a 21 9
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 17