Undergraduate: BFA

Whether you’re drawn to traditional goldsmithing or compelled to investigate the unconventional, Jewelry + Metalsmithing (J+M) offers the individual attention, guided support and well-equipped studios needed to fine-tune your own artistic voice. The high ratio of faculty to students fosters close relationships between undergraduates, professors and graduate student mentors.

As you explore working with a wide range of metals and other materials, you’ll learn to execute your ideas with skill and ingenuity. Critical analysis, targeted readings, visiting artists and lively group discussions help you to explore and question the inherent relationship of jewelry to the body.

As a J+M major, you’ll graduate with a strong grasp of your own creative power and a solid foundation on which to build a career as a jewelry artist, production designer, metalsmith, teacher, gallery owner – or any number of entrepreneurial pursuits that allow you to pursue a passion for designing and making.

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Melissa Tyson, Etching Series, sterling silver, copper