The Cégep du Vieux Montréal works in partnership with various studio schools in the context of its Craft Techniques program. Students enrolled in the jewellery specialization will have general courses such as literature, philosophy or physical education on their schedule; courses specific to all concentrations in fine crafts such as starting a craft business, observation drawing; and courses specific to jewellery, which are given on the premises of the École de joaillerie de Montréal.

This program is only available in French.

Registration is done via the Service Régional d’Admission du Montréal Métropolitain (SRAM).

For a list of all the courses included in the program, visit Cégep du Vieux-Montréal website.

For admission requirements, please contact the educational support at 514-982-3437, ext. 2046 or by email at

New students

The 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, August 22nd, 2022. On your first day at the École de joaillerie de Montréal, you will already be working in the studio. It is therefore essential that you follow certain safety regulations established by the school and the CNESST. You have to wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or ballerina flats) and long hair must be tied up. It is mandatory to wear an apron and safety goggles in the studio. You will be able to purchase those items at the school store if you do not have your own.

You will also need to bring material for taking notes. Please remember that you have to make a $100 deposit in order to rent a toolbox, which you will keep for the whole three years of the program. We accept both credit and debit (no AMEX), as well as cash.


The following courses are specific to the jewellery section of the Craft techniques program:

1st semester

  • Basic construction and assembling techniques
  • Advanced construction and assembling techniques

4th semester

  • Articulation fabrication and integration
  • Fabrication and integration of settings and gem setting
  • Surface treatment techniques and their integration

2nd semester

  • Forming techniques I
  • Gemstones identification and integration (Gemmology)
  • Lost wax sculpture

5th semester

  • Fabrication and integration of findings and clasps
  • Design, manufacture and management of limited edition jewellery production

3rd semester

  • Jewellery: Style and Society
  • Forming techniques II
  • Technical drawing and jewellery illustration
  • Jewellery reproduction techniques

6th semester

  • Jewellery studio organization and operation
  • Jewellery repair techniques
  • Design, production and diffusion of a one of a kind piece