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Jewelry Design - Two-Year Associate Degree Program, Studio Option - Fall 2010 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2010 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA JD 113 Beginning Soldering Techniques 1.5
JD 114 Piercing and Sawing Techniques 1.5
JD 121 Wax Carving 1
JD 131 Mechanical Drafting for Jewelers 1.5
JD 133 Intro. to Jewelry Design 1.5
JD 172 Tools, Equipment & Processes 1
RELATED AREA FA 104 Sculpture - Basic G6 1.5
FA 141 Drawing I G6 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS EN 121 English Composition G1 3
SC 111 Intro. to the Physical Sciences G3 3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREA JD 115 Metal Forming Techniques: Chasing and Repousse 1.5
JD 116 Costume Jewelry: White Metal 1.5
JD 122 Jewelry Casting 2
JD 134 Jewelry Design II 1.5
JD 171 Materials & Properties 2
JD 173 Materials and Findings 1
RELATED AREA FA 107 Basic Design 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREA JD 213 Non-Trad. Metal Construc. Tech. 1.5
JD 214 Diamond Jewelry Techniques 1.5
JD 215 Alt. Materials/Jewelry Fabrication 1.5
JD 216 Adv. Piercing & Metal Carving 1.5
JD 241 Intro. to Gemology 2
JD 251 Principles of Silversmithing 1.5
JD 262 Estimating Costs 1
RELATED AREA CG 111 Intro. to Computer Graphics 1
LIBERAL ARTS choice see History of Art & Civ.* 3
choice see Requirements* 3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREA JD 217 Handmade Platinum Jewelry 1.5
JD 218 Hollow Form Jewelry 1.5
JD 219 Clasps, Closings, and Findings 1.5
JD 243 Gemology II 1.5
JD 252 Silversmithing Project Studio 1.5
JD 261 Changes and Trends 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5-3

Total Credit Requirements

Major Area: 37.5 credits
Related Areas: 5.5 credits
Liberal Arts: 24 credits
Electives: 1.5-3
Health and/or PE: 2
Total Credits: 70.5

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements.

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

* REQUIREMENTS

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).

Upper Div Alt
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Accessories Design and Fabrication, Textile/Surface Design, and Toy Design. 

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