The metals and jewelry design option provides a stimulating space for students to learn metalsmithing and design techniques. You will learn key processes as you work to find your personal artistic voice. You are exposed to everything from traditional metals techniques to advanced design technologies. Our curriculum develops your creativity to its fullest potential as you explore the foundational and advanced metal crafting. As an option in the studio arts BFA program, you will have the freedom to explore additional art fields to expand your understanding of aesthetics and design. The metals and jewelry degree option expands your imagination and problem-solving skills to prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.
The metals and jewelry design option focuses on design, aesthetics, as well as material and process mastery. Self-discovery is at the heart of student assignments, projects, and group discussions. This option develops student’s creative potential through a broad introduction to materials and production techniques before moving on to advanced techniques in various metals. This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA program.
Performing and Fine Arts
Typical Job Titles
Accessory Jewelry Designer
Apprentice/Employee for Artist or Master Craftsperson
Blacksmith Corporate Jewelry Designer
Custom Jewelry Designer
Jewelry Design Entrepreneur
Jewelry Design Repairperson
Self-employed Artist, Artisan and/or Designer
Studio Jewelry Artist
Studio Fine Artist
RIT Showcases Fashion Design
Students and alumni from RIT Metals and Jewelry Design regularly dazzle on the runway in support of an exciting community event. Every year, they exhibit their fashion design by modeling self...
Maddy Schoenfeld says that the beauty isn’t in the creation of the piece, but in the experience of the wearer. The fourth-year metals and jewelry design student tries to incorporate this idea into every piece of artwork that she sells at Shop One, the contemporary design shop on campus.
RIT’s growing role at an annual event celebrating fashion in Rochester has become an ever-flourishing part of the metals and jewelry design program in the School for American Crafts, inspiring current students and alumni to make both stunning creations along with important industry connections.