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Graduate Program in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling

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The School of Art offers both the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling. Both programs emphasize intensive personal investigation and the development of strong aesthetic and conceptual understanding. As part of the graduate experience, the production of a coherent body of work that serves as a springboard for a career in teaching or studio craft is stressed. Investigations of inter-media and interdisciplinary relationships are part of the curricular focus.

From a strong emphasis on critical thinking, students are expected to see their work within the context of craft as well as contemporary art. In addition to time in their own studio, graduate students have opportunities to enhance existing skills and knowledge by observing undergraduate class demonstrations and critiques.
Master of Arts Program Outline            
               23 hours-studio studies                                               
                 3 hours-Art History
                 6 hours-ART 67199, M.A. Thesis 

Master of Fine Arts Program Outline            
              36 hours - studio studies
                9 hours - electives            
                9 hours - art history
                6 hours - ART 69199, M.F.A Thesis
              60 total            

Admission Requirements
Applicants are expected to have a BFA or BA in jewelry/metalsmithing or equivalent experience or skill, with a 2.75 overall grade-point average (3.0 in the art major).

The faculty in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling has been strong since the beginning of the program in 1950. Over the years, Mary Ann Scherr, Paul Van Dynwick and Bruce Metcalf were program heads. For many years, Mel Someroski headed the enameling area.

Find specific information on our application process, here.