Metals and Jewelry Design Option - Studio Arts BFA Option
Metals and Jewelry Design Option
Studio Arts BFA
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The metals and jewelry design option provides a stimulating space for students to learn metalsmithing and design techniques. You will learn key processes as you work to find your personal artistic voice. This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA program.
You are exposed to everything from traditional metals techniques to advanced design technologies. Our curriculum develops your creativity to its fullest potential as you explore the foundational and advanced metal crafting. As an option in the studio arts BFA program, you will have the freedom to explore additional art fields to expand your understanding of aesthetics and design. The metals and jewelry degree option expands your imagination and problem-solving skills to prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.
The metals and jewelry design option focuses on design, aesthetics, as well as material and process mastery. Self-discovery is at the heart of student assignments, projects, and group discussions. This option develops student’s creative potential through a broad introduction to materials and production techniques before moving on to advanced techniques in various metals.
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Careers and Salary Info
Typical Job Titles
|Accessory Designer||Accessory Jewelry Designer|
|Apprentice/Employee for Artist or Master Craftsperson||Blacksmith Corporate Jewelry Designer|
|Custom Jewelry Designer||Design Consultant|
|Goldsmith||Jewelry Design Entrepreneur|
|Jewelry Design Repairperson||Jewelry Salesperson|
|Product Designer||Self-employed Artist, Artisan and/or Designer|
|Studio Jewelry Artist||Studio Fine Artist|
Senior Art Exhibition
Nine RIT School of Art seniors studying Expanded Forms, Metals and Jewelry Design, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture presented individual capstone projects in a group senior art exhibition at RIT...
Shakespeare Inspired Art
“I have been attempting to comprehend human nature, the idea of role-playing and observing the people around me,” said Seungyun Yoo ’20 (Metals and Jewelry Design) about her capstone work. “In...
Contemporary Jewelry Design
Capstone pieces by Sinee Tangkijngamwong ’20 (Metals and Jewelry Design).
Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, professor of Metals and Jewelry Design, created a near-12-foot sculpture for the Village of Fairport, N.Y.’s Kennelly Park, outside the public library. It was the...
Why You Belong in RIT's College of Art and Design
Todd Jokl, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Melissa Dawson, Clay Patrick McBride
Get an in-depth look at RIT's College of Art and Design from our faculty and students. Let us share with you how our community of artists pushes the boundaries of creativity and innovation. And...
Art of Metal Chasing
Liza Nechamkin Glasser
Liza Nechamkin Glasser '95 (Metals and Jewelry Design) was a silversmith/chaser at Tiffany & Co. for 13 years before opening Nechamkin Silver Studios, which offers a full range of rare...
This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.
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December 20, 2021
Portfolio review event punctuates professional development class
Equipped with newly-developed professional skills and materials, students from Ceramics, Fine Art Photography and Metals and Jewelry gained insightful feedback on their work from 11 artists to wrap up the fall semester.
December 6, 2021
Vignelli Center's 'Beyond Fashion' event unites RIT and community designers
RIT and local designers partnered to create garments and wearables inspired by the Vignelli Center archives for display during a first-of-its-kind fashion show on Dec. 10. The event is open to the public.
October 15, 2021
RIT returns to Fashion Week Rochester with remarkable creativity
After two years away from the runway, RIT metals and jewelry design students and alumni triumphantly returned to Fashion Week Rochester Thursday night with a stunning demonstration of technology, art, and design in the form of self-designed wearable sculpture.