Small Metal Arts - Certificate of Specialization
The Certificate of Specialization in Small Metal Arts promotes technical and conceptual preparation for entry level work at a jewelry or small metals shop and/or for the development of a personal business in fabrication of small metals objects. Students learn a range of techniques working with non-ferrous metals, learn historical and contemporary trends in the field, develop a personal body of work, and practice analysis of functional and aesthetic considerations in small metal sculpture.
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course. Completed courses will appear on student transcripts. However, the Certificate of Specialization will only appear on documents obtained directly through the Art Department.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Produce a body of small-metal sculptural works that embodies strong design principles, demonstrates skillful metalworking techniques, and conveys a personal aesthetic vision.
- Describe historical and contemporary approaches to small metal arts sculpture, functional objects and jewelry.
- Evaluate works of art in terms of technique, function, form and content using art terminology.
- Use and care for traditional and experimental media, materials, and tools, while observing health and safety standards in a studio setting.