The Jewelry Entrepreneurship Certificate of Achievement is designed to expand the skills needed for careers in jewelry including studio jewelers, bench jeweler, and independent jewelry design and small metals fabrication contractors. The certificate is designed to successfully prepare students for independent studio practice, self-marketing, client-based work or commissions, employment in industrial manufacturing, and contracting for other artists. There is a focus on professional development as well as studio and arts business management. It also builds a robust portfolio for transfer to 4-year programs. There are no material fees in the courses associated with this program, however students will be expected to purchase their own metal and supplies.
The department expects 10 students to complete each year.
The Long Beach City College Certificate of Achievement in Jewelry Entrepreneurship serves students who seek employment in the greater Los Angeles region. This curriculum offers a sequential series of courses that allows faculty to better serve students and the mission of community college by providing the applicable skills and knowledge for gainful employment in the jewelry and small metals fabrication industry. This certificate provides students with training in the technical as well as the business management aspects of becoming an entrepreneur in jewelry making. Technical skills include, but are not limited to, designing, fabricating, precision modeling of molds, casting metal into molds, and/or preparing settings for jewelry and related products.
There are no requested faculty or facilities for this program, as the courses exists entirely already. The program serves to meet the labor market and educational needs of students and professionals seeking employment and self-employment in the jewelry industry. Our program is vetted by an annual Advisory Board comprising experts in the field of jewelry manufacturing, private ateliers, independent studio artists and other local communities, which allow us to tap into the needs of Long Beach community labor force, and align our Jewelry Entrepreneurship Program courses with the needs of the field.
|Requirements||Course No.||Course Description||Units||Sequence||Materials Fee|
|ART35||Jewelry/Metalsmithing 1||3.0||Yr 1 Fall||$0.00|
|ART36||Jewelry/metalsmithing 2||4.0||Yr 1 Spring||$0.00|
|ART37||Jewelry/metalsmithing 3||4.0||Yr 1 Fall||$0.00|
|OR||ART38||Jewelry/metalsmithing 4||4.0||Yr 2 Spring||$0.00|
|ART90||Special Projects In Art||1.5||Yr 2 Fall||$0.00|
|ART91||Studio Projects In Art||3.0||Yr 2 Spring||$0.00|
|ART292||Professional Skills For Artists||3.0||Yr 2 Spring||$0.00|
|OR||MGMT80||Small Business Entrepreneurship||3.0||Yr 2 Fall||$0.00|