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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.    NYSED: 00831     HEGIS 5012      

The major in Jewelry Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as designers, self-employed jewelers, or executives in the manufacturing of jewelry. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREAJD 139 - Jewelry Design Ideations I2.5
JD 142 - Gemology and Gem Identification3
JD 174 - Studio Fabrications I2.5
RELATED AREA**Related Area: choice1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONEN 121 - English Composition3
SC 111 - Introduction to the Physical Sciences3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREAJD 161 - Changes, Trends Appraisals2
JD 238 - Jewelry Design Ideations II2.5
JD 272 - Studio Fabrication II2.5
RELATED AREA**Related Area: choice1.5
ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice: see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREAJD 237 - 3D Digital Object Design2
JD 271 - Alternative/Sustainable Materials2.5
JD 273 - Studio Fabrication III2.5
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)*2
ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 4
MAJOR AREAJD 239 - Design Capstone/Portfolio2.5
JD 267 - Jewelry Seminar/Best Business Practices2.5
JD 274 - Fabrication Capstone/Portfolio2.5
RELATED AREA**Related Area: choice1.5
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Requirements*6
 Total Credits: 60

*Fall 2017 Requirements: see below

FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3 (SC 111)
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in non-HA liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course
  • Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses: HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and
    Design majors), plus another 3-credit HA course.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements  and Courses .  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area.  

Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.

**Related Area: 4.5 credits
CHOICE of any two to four courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 4.5 credits from the following:

          Courses from the School of Art and Design::

LD 471 The Accessories Industry (2.5 cr.), CD 134 Capturing Creativity (2 cr.), CG 111 Survey of Computer Graphics (1 cr.), CG 211 Computer-Assisted Design (2 cr.), CG 214 Web Page Construction (1.5 cr.), FA 104 Sculpture - Basic (1.5 cr.), FA 107 Basic Design (1.5 cr.), FA 114 Fundamentals of Design II: 3D Form and Structure (1.5 cr.), FA 116 Creative Media (2 cr.), FA 141 Drawing I (1.5 cr.), PH 201 Digital Photography for Accessories and Jewelry (2 cr.), TD 141 Nature Studies (1.5 cr.), DE 101 Principles of Display and Exhibit Design: Small Scale (2 cr.)

Courses from the School of Business and Technology:

BE 261 Starting a Small Business (3 cr.), BE 403 The Artist in the Marketplace (3 cr.), BL 201 Business Law for the Artist (3 cr.), BL 343 Introduction to Business Law (3 cr.), EP 311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr.), EP 321 The Business Plan (3 cr.), FM 117 Introduction to Fashion Marketing (3 cr.), FM 231 Strategies of Selling (3 cr.), MG 242 Principles of Accounting (3 cr.)      

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