The Jewelry/Metals/Enameling program provides a forward-thinking artistic education rooted in distinguished traditions. The program’s fully equipped James (Mel) Someroski Studios in the Center for the Visual Arts support a wide variety of technical processes, complementing student exploration of historical and contemporary concepts. While absorbing a range of techniques, including opportunities to learn technological processes like 3D printing and use specialized equipment such as a large-scale Ferro enameling kiln, jewelry/metals/enameling students are guided in developing their own artistic signatures.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Studio Art with a concentration in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling is a pre-professional degree intended to prepare students for careers in the arts or graduate study. All JME seniors in their final semester have their own bench space in a separate 500 sq. ft. secure studio as well as access to the main facilities. The Bachelor of Arts program in Studio Art offers students a more generalized course of study and the opportunity to pursue a minor.
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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 Textiles.
The School of Art offers the Master of Arts degree in Studio Art and the Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling. Both programs emphasize scholarly research, intensive exploration, and critical thinking as a means to develop a coherent body of work and mature artistic identity. Investigations of inter-media and interdisciplinary relationships are part of the curricular focus. Experiences gained in these programs serve as a springboard for a career as a creative professional in studio craft, teaching or other facets of the field.