JEWELLERY AND METALWORK
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Program in Jewellery and Metalwork will enable students to develop their knowledge and skills of jewellery and metalwork production in a professional studio atmosphere. To this end the program stresses high standards of craftship and creativity, all the time encouraging and exposing students to a wide range of materials, techniques and concepts.
This program is designed to allow the individual student to specialize in an area of study of particular interest. There is an emphasis on creative thinking and problem-solving throughout the program. The first year of the program provides an environment for the students to acquire the necessary skills that will enable them to translate their ideas into two and three-dimensional jewellery and metalwork. This first year includes courses in: Drawing and Design, Inuit and Jewellery History Lapidary and also Business and Communications.
The studio courses are designed to promote confidence with the technical skills acquired in the first year, introducing new metalsmithing techniques and to encourage creativity and the emergence of a personal style. There is an emphasis on portfolio presentation and marketing. Successful completion of the diploma program will prepare the graduate to develop a career as a self-employed jeweller/metalsmith whose work can be sold through northern and southern galleries or commercial outlets.
The Jewellery and Metalwork Program is offered in Fall 2013 at the Fine Arts and Crafts Building, Nunatta Campus in Iqaluit.
Applicants wishing to apply to this program must:
- Submit a record of last completed academic year or ABE upgrading;
- Submit three  letters of recommendation – Letters of reference;
- Submit a letter of interest explaining why he/she wishes to enter the program;
- Applicants may be required to complete the Nunavut Arctic College placement package to assess Math, English and Inuktitut skill levels;
- Applicants submitting a portfolio of work will be given preference.
RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT
Diploma in Jewellery and Metalwork
STUDENT FUNDING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Funding for this program is by contract with various organizations and offered only when funding is available. Students may be eligible for Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students through the Department of Education.
CREDIT TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES
Some courses in this program may be transferable to other Arctic College programs. Contact the Registrar’s Office for complete details.
Upon successful completion of the first year, students will be proficient in basic and intermediate metal fabrication skills. They will have the ability to work in an unsupervised studio. The second year will consist of more advanced courses in Jewellery, Drawing and Design, Lapidary, Business and Communications.