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Professional Crafts: JewelryCOA – Dare


Program Overview

This program has been suspended for the 2023 – 2024 academic year pending termination.

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 (YouTube video)

Degree Options

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


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


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Curriculum Guides

Professional Crafts: Jewelry Diploma Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Professional Crafts: Basic Jewelry Certificate Curriculum Guide (PDF)