Graduate: MFA

RISD's graduate program in Jewelry + Metalsmithing emphasizes rigorous research, experimentation and creative practice. With its small size and high ratio of faculty to students, the department offers individual attention to help students define their methodology, delve into the research areas that interest them most and explore the intersections between art, craft and design.

The department offers two paths to the MFA: a two-year program for candidates who have earned a BFA with a concentration in the field and a three-year option for students with various levels of experience and technical and conceptual proficiency. At RISD, graduate students in Jewelry + Metalsmithing tend to open up new, uncharted territory and demonstrate high levels of competency, setting the standard for the department as a whole.

 

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Jessica Smith, Dead Weight, burlap, lead shot, steel, leather