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    Jewellery and Metals


    Jewellery and Metals Jewellery and Metals majors explore traditional and contemporary techniques, materials, and concerns as they develop their own studio practice. A dedicated program technician supports students and faculty in this well-equipped program. Program Description In second year, students learn small-scale metals skills and and hone their design, drawing and abilities. Metalsmithing is introduced, large-scale soldering, raising, chasing, and vessels. Third year students concentrate on building skills using samples and work that develops proficiency in gemstone setting, casting, chasing, tool making, molding, anodizing, and multiple techniques for one-of-a-kind and production work. The practical issues of working as a professional in the field are discussed. This strong technical background fosters strong independent artistic directions. In the final year, research is emphasized. Students develop individual studio practices which can be wide ranging. They present a major paper or undertake real-world project such as a business plans, websites, or books. Project management, teamwork, and volunteer engagement are emphasized. Transferable skills are discussed, problem solving and creative thinking fostered. Students exhibit their work throughout their studies, and participate in the creative community.


    Entry Requirements

    • International applicants are evaluated on the basis of equivalency of an Alberta high school diploma and a minimum of 60% in the final year of study. All final transcripts must be forwarded directly from the applicant's educational institution to AUArts'Admissions Office by August 1. All transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by notarized English translations.
    • English Language Proficiency
    • Portfolio of visual artwork – 12 pieces
    • Statement of Intent – up to 500 words 

    English Program Requirements

    To be accepted into AUArts’s Bachelors Degree program, you’ll need to demonstrate proficiency in English by meeting one of the following requirements:

    • Successful completion of at least two years of full-time instruction in a high school where English is the language of instruction, including a passing grade in a grade 12 English course or equivalent.
    • Successful completion of one year of full-time instruction (18 credits) at a post-secondary institution where English is the language of instruction, including at least one transferrable English course in composition or literature.
    • A score of 83 or higher on an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) on the Internet-based test (iBT), with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four testing sections, or 220 on the computer-based test (CBT).  TOEFL institution code is 0595.
    • A score of 70 or higher on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment, or a score of 70 or higher on the computer edition (CAEL CE)
    • A score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Test (IELTS).
    • A score of 110 or higher on the Duolingo English Test.

    How to Apply

    The ApplyAlberta system will allow you to create a profile with your personal information and academic history. This information is filled in automatically on your application(s) to Alberta post-secondary institutions.

    You will need the following:

    1. A MyAlberta Digital IDYou will be prompted to create a MyAlberta Digital ID if you do not already have one. 
    2. Your Alberta Student Number (ASN).  If you have applied to or attended a school or post-secondary institution in Alberta, you will already have an ASN.  To find your ASN, you can use the  ASN Lookup service. If you do not have an ASN, the ApplyAlberta system will assign one to you.
    3. Names of all high schools and post-secondary institutions you have attended or are currently attending.
    4. High school courses and marks (for currently enrolled Canadian students only).
    5. A credit card or other accepted method of payment will be necessary to pay any application fees charged by the institution(s).
    Alberta University of the Arts

    Jewellery and Metals

    Alberta University of the Arts

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