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The program in Metalsmithing and Jewelry is designed to shape investigations through the study of technical processes, history, theory, cutting-edge technologies, conceptual strategies, experimentation, professionalism and interdisciplinary possibilities.
Students are supported by passionate and professional faculty and staff at the forefront of their disciplines who promote excellence and who are committed to nurturing and sustaining the development of each student.
Throughout the curriculum, students work in a collaborative and supportive environment with regular access to materials, equipment, and library resources related to the study of metalsmithing and jewelry. The studio environment allows students to explore formal and conceptual concerns in jewelry, hollowware and small art objects.
Studying Metalsmithing and Jewelry helps you become a practicing artist, exhibiting and selling works in galleries, shops, museums and art fairs. Increasingly, businesses are seeking employees with visual arts backgrounds for positions in their training and design departments.
Metalsmiths and jewelers design, construct, adjust, repair, appraise and sell jewelry. Additional areas of work include the following.
With a B.F.A., you'll also be prepared to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree, the terminal degree in Studio Art.
Overall employment of fine artists is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.