Our program in metals and jewelry emphasizes craft skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and creativity. You'll learn how to use tools and materials with safely in order to promote a life-time of making jewelry art. Students pursing this concentration build a strong foundation in technical vocabulary and skills of working with metal, while being encouraged to experiment with alternative materials and techniques.
Our faculty members encourage you to look at jewelry and objects as intrinsically capable of unique expression, pursuing your own unique track to create personal work. A degree in art with a concentration in jewelry and metalworking can lead to many exciting careers, including:
- bench jewelers
- art teachers
- entrepreneurship and ownership of artist, sculpture and design studios
- fabrication companies
- large-scale jewelry industry
- preparators at art museums
- studio/shop managers
- and more.
Which bachelor's degree is right for you?
Explore the two options below to learn more about the opportunities available based on your career goals.
Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a concentration in art metals/jewelry
This degree is appropriate for those students who seek a general course of study in art with minor study in another academic area. Examples of common minors outside the School of Art for art students include general business, marketing, mass communication and creative writing.
Learn more about curriculum requirements by visiting the program offering webpage on the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with a concentration in graphic design
Designed to prepare students for careers either as professional artists or advertising designers, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art degree is a professional degree program intended for students seeking more in-depth preparation. Studio art majors planning to continue their studies at the graduate level should generally take this program.
The BFA degree requires a capstone senior solo portfolio show. Learn more about curriculum requirements by visiting the program offering webpage on the Undergraduate Bulletin.