The program in jewelry/metals/enameling 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 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 Jewelry/Metals/Enameling offers students a more generalized course of study and the opportunity to pursue a minor.
The School of Art offers both the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees 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.
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.