Jewellery Design | LaSalle College Vancouver, Canada

Diploma in Jewellery Design

Diploma | Diploma in Jewellery Design

Carve Your Own Path

With the LaSalle College Vancouver jewellery design program, students can turn a passion into a creatively rewarding career. In only one year, and with no experience necessary, students will learn to produce an original collection of jewellery. Experienced and passionate teachers guide students through the jewellery design process, from the development and fabrication of jewellery from concept, design to final product. Students will be immersed in a foundation of metalwork and alternative materials, and will learn design skills in a supportive, lab-based environment. Students will be encouraged to experiment throughout the design process, while learning about sustainability, ethics, and technical design skills. They will learn how to promote and market their products, and will create a capstone project that meets entrepreneurial, design, artistic, and commercial objectives.

Small classes ensure students get the individualized help they need in the school’s bright, comfortable jewellery design studio. Students learn traditional freehand drawing and painting techniques that are later enhanced with digital illustration skills. They also participate in jewellery presentations and photography sessions that help shape and define their style and brand.

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  • Develop the ability to transform jewellery concepts into actual work;
  • Communicate jewellery concepts verbally, in writing, and through traditional and digital illustration
  • Learn about the various materials and techniques available to create a range of jewellery pieces
  • Learn the history of jewellery design and how culture influences jewellery trends.
  • Gain first-hand experience with exhibitions and scout out career-building opportunities in the local and international jewelry social network
  • Produce an original collection of jewellery
  • Acquire skills to produce, manage, market, promote and present jewellery designs.

The Jewellery Design Program consists of 45 Credits in 3 quarters

By the end of the program, you will have completed 9 months, 45 Credits in 3 quarters that entitles you to a diploma in Jewellery Design.
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Jewellery Manufacturer
  • Jewellery Studio Technician
  • Costume Design Accessory Consultant (theatre, film and television)
  • Jewellery Merchandiser
  • Jewellery Customer Service/Sales


This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (“PTIB”) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

  • Metal Work I
  • Jewellery Illustration
  • 3D Modeling and Fabrication I
  • Jewellery History and Trends
  • Metal Work II
  • Alternative Materials for Jewellery I
  • 3D Modeling and Fabrication II
  • Concept Development for Jewellery
  • Metal Work III
  • Alternative Materials for Jewellery III
  • Design Studio
  • Jewellery Portfolio
QUARTER 4 (Optional)
  • Incubator
  • Creative Design and Management
  • Production and Fabrication for Business
  • The Business of Jewellery Design (Sales, Exhibition and Events)
  • Hands-on learning from instructors in the field
  • Access to faculty with extensive jewellery design expertise
  • Program consists of 9 months (45 Credits, 3 quarters)
  • Graduating students receive a Diploma
  • Students develop a portfolio of their design work


Students gain expertise in various techniques, including bead stringing, weaving, and design and fabrication with metal. They learn innovative techniques in a supportive environment that provides the freedom to carve out their own path as a designer.


  • To transform jewellery concepts into finished designs.
  • Various materials and techniques available to create a range of jewellery.
  • To convey jewellery concepts verbally, in writing, and through traditional and digital illustration.
  • The history of jewellery design and how culture influences trends.
  • To produce an exhibit and scout career-building opportunities in the local and international markets.
  • Produce an original collection of jewellery, as well as manage, market, promote and present jewellery designs.

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Those with interest in fashion and style
  • Love jewellery design and working with their hands
  • Eager to be challenged and inspired
  • Strong sense of style and appreciation for aesthetics and art

Graduates have exciting careers as jewellery designers, launching their own unique brand to showcase their vision and aesthetic. Others work with established companies to refine their collections. Others have used their training in the Diploma program to enter careers as jewellery merchandisers, studio technicians or costume design accessory consultants in theatre, film and television.