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Turn your love of wearable artwork into a profession. The Jewelry & Metal Arts program is designed to nurture your personal creative visions and give you the skills to bring them to life. Collaborate with your peers from the Fashion department and learn to tell larger stories through integration.
Mirkhabib Abzalov | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Michele Terrano | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Meredith Walsh | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Liz Wilson | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Leah Aripotch | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Kate Nakamura | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Kaixin Yu | Jewelry & Metal Arts
Shan Liou | Jewelry & Metal Arts
The MA Jewelry & Metal Arts program emphasizes professional practice in studio coursework, design, and concept development. Graduate students focus on mastering fabrication skills, modular casting, laser cutting techniques, and exploring material choices.
MA Jewelry & Metal Arts Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Research and Concept Development
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
The MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts program emphasizes advanced studio coursework and concept development. Students focus on learning fabrication skills, modular casting, laser cutting techniques, and exploring cross-cultural themes before embarking on individual Directed Study paths.
MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts Unit Requirements
MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts Degree Requirements
MFA Thesis Project
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts degree provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in this competitive field of art and design. Studio courses focus on the techniques necessary to develop and master technical skills. Graduate Liberal Arts courses promote the expression of ideas and effective communication utilizing visual, oral and written presentation skills. The program culminates with an independent final thesis project. Students will graduate from this Jewelry & Metal Arts school equipped with a portfolio of work and prepared for professional opportunities in this field.