This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with a concentration in Jewelry and Metals and a Certificate of Jewelry Design (CJD). To complete both, see below to finish the degree AND certificate in 95 credits. Completion of ... More
This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with a concentration in Jewelry and Metals and a Certificate of Jewelry Design (CJD). To complete both, see below to finish the degree AND certificate in 95 credits. Completion of this CJD to AFA pathway is designed to give you a strong portfolio in jewelry design as well as successfully prepare you for further education in the visual arts such as a Bachelor of Art (BA) with Studio Art or Art History emphasis, a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) or Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Visual Art, and/or entering the creative economy with a dynamic portfolio. Completion of this pathway meets requirements for both the certificate and degree.
North Seattle College has one of the most well-equipped studios in the Pacific Northwest region. Students in this pathway develop technical skills including fabrication, stone setting, and small-scale metal casting and mold making, as well as creative skills in the field of jewelry, for both fine art expression and commercial application. Students will also demonstrate collaborative attitude, skills, and knowledge, and will learn how to properly set up a studio and to find work in a variety of careers related to jewelry design.
North Seattle College's Art Program provides a solid foundation in visual art that emphasizes craft, concept, and critical analysis. North's art faculty are all accomplished, exhibiting studio artists with a passion for teaching and connecting the classroom to the local and national arts scenes. Students can choose from a variety of affordable classes including ceramics, drawing, painting, digital art, photography, 2-D and 3-D design, printmaking, book arts, mural art, jewelry, metal design, sculpture, and art history as well as art business. In addition to our course offerings, North offers a robust visual culture that includes a contemporary art gallery, a student exhibition space, visiting artist lecture series, and a student-led art group. While in the program, students have many opportunities to gain professional experience as working artists including showcasing and selling art, installing, exhibiting, and documenting work, and submitting to literary and arts publications. Every AFA graduate leaves with a curated portfolio of their work and is prepared for transfer as well as other professional opportunities in a creative economy.