Art and Design (B.F.A.) - Metals/Jewelry Concentration

The B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry design (MJD) concentration is a studio-intensive program focused on the aesthetic, conceptual, and technical skills necessary to foster creativity.  We offer metal fabrication, soldering, jewelry scale welding, casting, wax working, mold making, stone setting, metal forming, electroforming, surface treatments and glass enameling. Through this specialized studio practice, students develop an individual style as they prepare for a career as a professional designer/artist.

For more information about the program, please visit https://artdesign.buffalostate.edu/metalsjewelry

Metals/Jewelry Required Courses (21 credit hours)
DES 230INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING3
DES 330APPLIED JEWELRY TECHNIQUES3
DES 331JEWELRY: JUNIOR STUDIO3-12
DES 336METALSMITHING3
DES 331JEWELRY: JUNIOR STUDIO3-12
or DES 337 METALSMITHING: JUNIOR STUDIO
DES 431SENIOR JEWELRY STUDIO3
DES 431SENIOR JEWELRY STUDIO3
Interdisciplinary Courses (21 credit hours)
DES 220CERAMICS I3
DES 242FIBERS I3
DES 250WOOD DESIGN I3
DES 312HISTORY OF CRAFT: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT3
DES 338COMPUTER THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING AND RENDERING3
Select one 3 credit hour course from the following:
CERAMICS II
FIBERS II
WOOD DESIGN II
INTERNSHIP (1-12)
Interdisciplinary Electives (9 credit hours)
Select any three 3 credit hour courses from the following prefixes. Two of the three courses must be upper level.
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