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Jewelry and Metalsmithing, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Edinboro, PA, United States
The Jewelry and Metalsmithing program at Edinboro University is a thriving community of more than twenty-five undergraduate and three graduate students guided by two full-time faculty members. Our focus is to cultivate an atmosphere that encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic while achieving technical mastery and an understanding of the critical issues facing our field today.
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In beginning level courses, students learn basic skills for making jewelry, functional hollowware and sculptural objects. More advanced techniques are taught in intermediate, advanced and graduate level courses along with an increasing emphasis on conceptual development. Jewelry and Metalsmithing students are taught professional practices to prepare them for the many career possibilities in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and internships are available in the final year of study. Extra curricular opportunities that broaden student experience include visiting artist lectures and workshops, trips to museums and conferences, fundraising sales and group exhibitions.

Learning outcomes

The Jewelry/Metalsmithing area at Edinboro University is a program that fosters self-reliance within a supportive environment, challenging students to achieve excellence and success. Graduates start small businesses making one-of-a kind and production jewelry, work in retail jewelry, continue their graduate education and become teachers and professors. Our students and alumni garner national recognition through inclusion in major galleries, exhibitions and publications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Two Dimensional Design
  • Three Dimensional Design 
  • Metals 
  • Ceramics
  • Wood Furniture 
  • Intermediate Metals
  • Advanced Metals

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

High school seniors applying for admission to Edinboro University will be automatically offered a seat in the Honors College if they meet the following criteria:

  • 1200 SAT or 25 ACT AND 3.5 GPA
  • OR 1100 SAT or 22 ACT AND 3.75 GPA

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6559 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5787 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3858 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Edinboro

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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