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Professional Crafts - Jewelry

 

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Professional Crafts - Jewelry

The jewelry program prepares individuals to become professional metalsmiths. Instruction includes jewelry techniques, design and marketing. Students will learn metal forming techniques, metal decorative techniques, and basic information to start and operate a small business. The coursework will also include jewelry design, studio safety and tool and machine orientation. Graduates will be able to start and operate their own jewelry studio or work for an established jeweler.

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Highlights of the Program

Tour the Studio

  • Small class sizes 
  • Intensive studio classes with hands-on learning 
  • Design and craft history classes 
  • Marketing and business planning 
  • Craft photography and portfolio design
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • On-campus gallery for professional and student exhibitions 
  • Participation in regional and national craft shows and exhibitions
  • Affiliation with Southern Highland Craft Guild, Haywood Arts Council, and more

Degrees/Certificates

  • Associate in Applied Science – Professional Crafts: Jewelry 
  • Diploma in Professional Crafts: Jewelry 

Potential Careers

Jobs

  • Studio Jeweler
  • Work for an Established Jeweler
  • Transfer to a Four-Year Degree Program
  • Teach Jewelry/Metals Workshops

Outside the Classroom

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Haywood Studios is a student organization creating, marketing, and selling their crafts in the community at various events.

Class Schedules

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HCC offers a variety of class times to fit your busy schedule. Different class options are available based on your graduation year. You can view available classes and then meet with your advisor to get registered.

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For more information contact:

Farrah Rodriguez
  • Farrah Rodriguez
  • Success Coach