Undergraduate students in the metalsmithing and jewelry concentration will learn a wide range of traditional metalsmithing techniques and processes, coupled with a contemporary approach to object making and design. Students become stronger artists through challenging assignments, creative problem solving, constructive group discussions, and the integration of traditional and digital processes.
The first two years of the graduate program in metalsmithing and jewelry are marked by technical and conceptual exploration, critical investigation, and the cultivation of a creative approach that is relevant to each student’s intentions and sensibility. The third year is dedicated to the research and creation of a cohesive body of work, culminating in an MFA Thesis Exhibition held in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. Private studio space is provided as well as 24-hour access to the main studios and equipment year-round.