The programs in jewelry/metals/enameling provide a forward-thinking artistic education rooted in distinguished traditions. Fully equipped studios support a wide range of technical processes, complementing student exploration of historical and contemporary practices and concepts. The programs offer students exposure to a broad range of techniques, guiding them in developing their aesthetic signatures.
The Bachelor of Arts program in jewelry/metals/enameling offers students a more generalized course of study and the opportunity to pursue a minor. The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in jewelry/metals/enameling is a pre-professional degree intended to prepare students for graduate study. All seniors in their final semester have their own bench space in a secure area as well, as access to the larger studios.
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.The minor in accessories offers students an opportunity to focus on the design and production of innovative and unique objects within the studio areas of jewelry/metals/enameling and textiles, leading to the development of functional, decorative and wearable forms. It comprises 21 hours of coursework in jewelry/metals/enameling and textile arts.
Kathleen Browne is head of the jewelry/metals/enameling programs; Lori Gipson and Jessica Todd are adjunct faculty.