Today, jewellery design and metalsmithing are experiencing a renaissance of diverse creative approaches. A wide variety of concepts, philosophies and technology affect the work, while critical discussions about content and form create a new language for contemporary jewellery and metal work.
The aim of the Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing program at NSCAD University is to provide students with the opportunity to establish themselves as successful contributors in a diverse jewellery field.
Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Minor in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing.
Introductory and advanced courses are offered that explore the media and practices of jewellery and hollowware. Students may study courses focusing on basic skills, casting, stone setting, hollowware construction, design methodologies, computer assisted design and manufacturing, business practices and craft history. Workshops specializing in topics such as enamelling and industrial techniques are also offered during summer semesters.
Students are encouraged to pursue individual forms of expression and locate their work in the continuum of art, craft and design.