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Jewelry and Metal Arts, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Learn how to make jewelry at a top art college

At the Jewelry and Metal Arts program offered by California College of the Arts you’ll explore a variety of processes for jewelry making and design through courses taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty. Our location in the Bay Area gives us instant access to world-class museums and galleries, a large metalsmithing community, and materials suppliers.

Potential career paths

  • Educator
  • Fine artist working with galleries and museums
  • Production studio artist working with wholesale shows and shops
  • Designer for wholesale manufacturing
  • Sales expert in a jewelry shop or art gallery
  • Fine artist in custom jewelry and objects
  • Arts writer/critic
  • Gallery owner

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 include:

  • Jewelry and Metal Arts 1
  • Jewelry and Metal Arts 2A
  • Jewelry and Metal Arts 2B
  • Jewelry and Metal Arts 3A
  • Jewelry and Metal Arts 3B
  • Craft Workshop
  • Digital Tools: 3D
  • Contemporary Issues in Craft Theory
  • Special Techniques
  • Senior Project: Jewelry and Metal Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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