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Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing

The Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing concentration is designed to broaden students’ understanding of the jewelry/metals field and its historical and contemporary context through research and experimentation.
Students learn a variety of processes for working with metal and non‐metal materials, explore artistic content, and study contemporary forms as well as historical antecedents.

Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing encourages you to pursue your own personal direction and career goals in jewelry/metals while developing a strong foundation in traditional and contemporary metals techniques. The curriculum is designed to broaden students’ understanding of the jewelry/metals field and its historical and contemporary context through research and experimentation. You will learn a variety of processes for working with metal and non-metal materials, explore art content, and study contemporary forms as well as historical antecedents. Throughout the course sequence, you will be challenged to develop your own personal style while building a repertoire of techniques. Coursework places equal emphasis on creative problem solving and technical proficiency.

Download Degree Requirements:

Select an advising sheet based on your catalog year:

2006 - 2011 BFA in Art - Jewelry & Metalsmithing (PDF 159 KB)

2012 BFA Jewelry & Metalsmithing (PDF 262 KB)

2013 BFA in Art - Jewelry Metalsmithing (PDF 503 KB)

Faculty:

 

Yuko Yagisawa
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Associate Professor

yagisawa@msudenver.edu
303-556-5616 | Art 187E

   

Facilities:

The Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing studio provides 18 individual workstations and a separated discussion area within the studio. Metalsmithing area can be separated by industrial soundproof screen from the workbench area.

The studio facility consist of the following:

  • A well-equipped metalsmithing studio
  • Torches (Natural gas and compressed air, acetylene & air, oxy-acetylene, micro torch, annealing torch)
  • Fume exhaust hoods
  • Rolling mill
  • Metal shear
  • 36" sandblaster
  • Small and large drill presses
  • Casting equipments (vacuum caster, centrifugal casting machine)
  • Vulcanizer
  • Small and large drill presses
  • Belt sander
  • Disk sander
  • Titanium rectifiers
  • Lathe
  • Grinder and buffing/polishing machines with air filter
  • Electric 50 ton hydraulic press
  • Tumbler
  • Ultrasonic
  • Steamers
  • Small and large enameling and casting kilns
  • Flexshaft stations
  • Etching station