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Jewelry and Metalsmithing, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Jewelry and Metalsmithing program of The University of Akron combines art theory, craft history, contemporary issues and personal influences with the many techniques used in the metals studio.
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Overview

Jewelry and Metalsmithing Fundamentals

The majors of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program of The University of Akron work with ferrous and nonferrous metals using these and many other tools:

  • full anodizing system
  • individual soldering stations, an assortment of raising and forming stakes and hammers
  • electroformer
  • centrifuge and vacuum for casting
  • enameling kilns
  • sandblaster
  • die former

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
  • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

Degrees and Preparation

The B.F.A. in Jewelry and Metalsmithing paves the way for a variety of creative careers in jewelry design,restoration, or sculpture — from individual artist to teacher, curator or gallery owner.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Production 
  • Introduction to Sculpture
  • Introduction to Metalsmithing
  • Intermediate Jewelry
  • Color in Metals
  • Production for Jewelry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 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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