The Metalsmithing/Jewelry degree provides an immersive academic experience in which students master the fundamentals of the form. Through advanced coursework, students explore the nuances of artistic avenues that best complement their professional and creative goals.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing/Jewelry is a four-year, 120 credit hour immersive course of study of the Metalsmithing/Jewelry medium.
NOTE: Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Visual Art may choose to focus primarily on Metalsmithing/Jewelry in their intermediate/advanced studies.
The first year is spent in Foundations where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills.
After the foundation year, Metalsmithing/Jewelry students will pursue instruction on a broad range of approaches and techniques including jewelry design, holloware, enameling, rendering, professional practices, gemology, historical seminars, and other techniques depending on interests and coursework.
Ten of these studio credit hours are capstone courses (normally taken both semesters of senior year) in which students work independently on the development of a cohesive portfolio of work that is strong in technique and concept.