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Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
In development of metal objects and wearables, our program focuses on qualities unique to Metalsmithing as a craft practice. Students gain an understanding of the discipline, its conditions, possibilities and limitations, while allowing for multiple traditional and experimental processes and approaches.
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Students are encouraged to develop their own creative vision exploring their ideas in metal. With an understanding of the field, students are able to test its boundaries and draw on what a craft discipline has to offer in pursuing their ideas that cross over into other disciplines. The program’s goal is to prepare students for professional work as artists, metalsmiths and jewelers as well as graduate studies.


Facilities include equipment for forming, casting, enameling, etching, patination, polishing, fabrication, hydraulic forming, machining, anodizing, milling and lathe work. In addition to the main studio with 18 shared workstations, three adjacent rooms feature 20 individual stations for Jewelry and Metalsmithing concentration students. A very large array of metalsmithing equipment is available as well as many other hand and power tools. Some undergraduate courses also take advantage of the newly renovated and equipped Kenilworth facility, with a comprehensive forming studio, welding, and powder coating.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing
  • Construction & Fabrication
  • Portfolio Development
  • Senior Project
  • Senior Seminar
  • Senior Show
  • The Multiple
  • Industrial Processes & Fabrication
  • Metal Forming
  • Color on Metal
  • Special Topics
  • 3D Fabrication & Craft

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Personal Statements
  • Official Transcripts (high school or equivalent)
  • Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Application Fee: $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9565 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9565 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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