JD 142 — Gemology and Gem Identification
3 credits; 1 lecture and 5 lab hours
This course introduces students to gemology and gem identification, with an emphasis on their use in commercial production and price structure. The uses of various gem testing equipment is covered. Students gain basic knowledge of the commonly used gem materials and the ways in which they are used in jewelry.
http://fitnyc.edu/jewelrydesign School of Art and Design Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 00831 CIP: 50.0713 The major in Jewelry Design integrates design ideation and development with traditional jewelry fabrication skills and processes. Students learn 2D graphic design applications for design creation and manipulation, 3D engineering applications for design verification, CAD modeling, gemology, and industry business practices. Students are prepared for positions as designers, artisans, or self-employed jewelers. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2022. Semester 1 Credits MAJOR AREA JD 139 - Jewelry Design Ideations I 2.5 JD 142 - Gemology and Gem Identification 3 JD 174 - Studio Fabrications I 2.5 RELATED AREA Related Area: choice* 1.5 GENERAL EDUCATION EN 121 - English Composition 3 SC 111 - Introduction to the Physical Sciences 3 Semester 2 MAJOR AREA JD 161 - Changes, Trends Appraisals 2 JD 238 - Jewelry Design Ideations II 2.5 JD 272 - Studio Fabrication II 2.5 RELATED AREA Related Area: choice* 1.5 ART HISTORY choice - see Requirements* 3 GENERAL EDUCATION choice: see Requirements* 3 Semester 3 MAJOR AREA JD 240 - Jewelry Design Development 3 JD 271 - Alternative/Sustainable Materials 2.5 JD 273 - Studio Fabrication III 2.5 ELECTIVE(S) choice - General Elective(s)* 2 ART HISTORY choice - see Requirements* 3 GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* 3 Semester 4 MAJOR AREA JD 239 - Design Capstone/Portfolio 2.5 JD 267 - Jewelry Seminar/Best Business Practices 2.5 JD 274 - Fabrication Capstone/Portfolio 2.5 RELATED AREA Related Area: choice* 1.5 GENERAL EDUCATION choice - see Requirements* 6 TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS GENERAL EDUCATION 18 ART HISTORY 6 ELECTIVE(S) 2 MAJOR AREA 30.5 RELATED AREA 4.5 Total Credits: 61
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