Art, Area of Emphasis in Jewelry & Metalwork - B.F.A.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

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The BFA program at The University of Georgia in Jewelry and Metalwork is an inclusive program of study which provides students the opportunity to explore and develop technical competencies and conceptual directions within the arena of contemporary jewelry and metalwork.  

Academics

What you will learn: 

Students in the program will develop an understanding in various techniques such as metal fabrication, lost wax casting, raising, forging, stone setting, color on metal applications and numerous forming and surface embellishment processes. In addition, students have access to equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling located within the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the UGA MakerSpace housed in the  Science Library which allows students to bend and blend traditional skills with new technologies as they execute and explore their creative works.

Beyond the Classroom

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Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$75,000
Low Salary: 
$19,000
Median Salary: 
$30,000
Employers: 

Students graduating from this program will possess the skill and ability to think creatively and solve practical problems visually and conceptually. They will also acquire the confidence and the desire to approach new technologies with creative perspectives. This degree will prepare the students to be professional artists or further their education into graduate school.

Recent Employers

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Athens Magazine
  • Awaken the Arts!
  • BBDO Atlanta
  • Booth Western Art Museum
  • burton + Burton
  • Creative Marketing and Associates
  • FanDriveMedia
  • Hatch Snow Print
  • High Hirsch Bedner Associates
  • Mohawk Home
  • Morris Museum of Art
  • NCI
  • NKP Media
  • Pier 59 Studios
  • Renewal Design Build
  • Roswell Visual Arts Center
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Starz Entertainment
  • Teach for America
  • Thrasher Photography & Design
  • WonderRoot
  • Young Athenians
  • ZoomWorks
Famous Alumni: 
Jack Davis

Cartoonist and illustrator for Mad Magazine

Michael Stipe

Lead Vocalist, R.E.M.

Possible Job Titles: 

Jewelry/Metal majors have a number of career opportunities that allow for their continued artistic development. Some of these include education, self-employed artist/craftsman (private studio, galleries, small business, public and private commissions), industry (designer, jeweler), museum and restoration work.