At SFCC, you’ll learn the many facets of jewelry production incorporating precious metals and stones. Develop the expertise, craftsmanship and aesthetic skills essential to designing and creating jewelry, including, silversmithing, refined stone-setting techniques, and advanced casting techniques. You’ll also learn about the characteristics of metals and fine stones used in jewelry making. If your goal is to open your own studio, courses in business practices and skills will prepare you for entrepreneurial endeavors.
Upon completion of SCFF’s Jewelry/Metals Art Program, you’ll have polished your 2-D and 3-D design skills to create wearable jewelry in silver and gold, including set stones as well as non-functional objects. You’ll learn to make jewelry in silver and gold by means of sawing, filing, piercing, soldering, forming, finishing, and a wide range of other techniques.
The Jewelry/Metal Arts Program gives you the opportunity to earn an Associate in Art and Design or Fine Arts degree and certificates in jewelry making and studio arts, which give you entrepreneurial and design skills for a career in jewelry design and fabrication. You’ll complete your studies by creating a portfolio of unique craft objects that can help create a pathway to employment or self-employment as a professional artisan.
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers earn an annual median salary of $27,723 and can take their talents just about anywhere they desire to work.