Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Admission Requirements

There is no entrance portfolio review for admission. All students will enter the metals/jewelry design major as a bachelor of fine arts (BFA-AH MJD) and complete a selection of foundation and major course(s) before a commit-to-major portfolio review for continuation in the bachelor of fine arts program (BFA-AH MJD). Commit-to-major portfolio reviews are conducted by faculty and generally take place during the sophomore year. After passing the portfolio review, to continue in the B.F.A. degree program a 3.0 GPA must be maintained in the major. Transfer students are urged to submit their portfolios the semester before transfer in order to facilitate placement in departmental courses and/or for possible commit-to-major portfolio review. As a condition for graduation, each B.F.A student will be required to mount an individual exhibition of his/her work and present a professional portfolio.

The Art and Design Department reserves the right to retain students’ work for official purposes, such as exhibitions, catalogs, teaching aids, or permanent collections and to use images of the students and their work for publicity and recruitment. Students are expected to assume the costs of materials used in courses. Some studio courses may have an additional charge for materials used in class. Students enrolled in a studio course are expected to work a minimum of two additional hours each week outside of class for each credit granted for that class

The Art and Design Department may be in the process of curricular revision. Please refer to the college Web site or the department for updated information.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Metal/Jewelry Design Major Requirements (79 credit hours)
Foundation Courses (37 credit hours)
DES 101/AAD 102INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
DES/AAD 103INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
DES 108/AAD 105DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION3
DES 220CERAMICS I3
DES 242FIBERS I3
DES 250WOOD DESIGN I3
DES 312HISTORY OF CRAFT: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT3
DES 414SENIOR SEMINAR/EXHIBITION4
FAR 101DRAWING I3
FAR 104/AAD 150THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS3
FAR 250/AAD 251ART HISTORY I3
FAR 251/AAD 252ART HISTORY II3
Major Courses (30 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 338COMPUTER THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING AND RENDERING3
DES 431SENIOR JEWELRY STUDIO3
Studio Electives Selected by Advisement (12 credit hours)
DES 320CERAMICS II3
DES 342FIBERS II3
DES 350WOOD DESIGN II3
FAR 240INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE3
FAR 341INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE I3
Select one from the following:3
CERAMICS: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)
FIBERS: JUNIOR STUDIO
WOOD DESIGN: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)
All College Electives
2-8 credit hours2-8
Total Credit Hours120-145