MFA JM Overview
60 credit, two- to three-year program of study
By gaining familiarity with traditional and contemporary ideas in metalwork, you will identify your own place and voice within this context.
The MFA Artisanry Jewelry/Metals program offers students the opportunity for concentrated studio work involving both technical and conceptual challenge. Through questioning and experimentation, students work to consolidate materials and processes while developing strong conceptual and expressive ideas.
Graduate students are encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest which may include fabrication of jewelry as well as utilitarian and/or sculptural objects. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to insure guided exploration to develop the advanced skills, confidence, and self-discipline necessary to sustain a productive artistic career. Individual meetings take place on a weekly basis and critiques occur each month. Studies culminate with both a visual and written thesis.
Certificate in Artisanry Jewelry/Metals The Certificate program is designed for students interested in expanding their knowledge of jewelry and metals, supplementing previous education, or making a career change. The length of the program is determined by the applicant's prior experience; a minimum of 36 credits is required.
Requirements for Admission
All applicants must submit the required application materials to the Graduate Office. See MFA Artisanry overview.