You may strongly doubt that the great jewel masters like Harry Winston or Cartier have ever been in class to learn how to create jewels. Nowadays it’s more than just an art, it’s a science and to become one of the best in the field you need both a vision and a knowledge. In the list bellow you can see some of the schools that offer such training.
- The Lawrence’s University of Kansas.
This university has a program for Metalsmithing and Jewelry. The program is part of the Department of Visual Arts. Students have a craft area on their disposal that never closes and metal studio. In the metal studio students learn and train how to solder, enamel, cast and polish. There are supply store and computer lab to allow the young craftsmen to practice during the any time of day and night. The university has campuses in five different cities around the state of Kansas.
- Rochester Institute of Technology.
RIT has a two level program in Metalcrafts and Jewelry. If that’s your passion in RIT you can pursue MFA and BFA. The MFA is two years and the enrolled students can take part in the School of American Crafts residency program. The undergraduates also have opportunity to take courses in 3D design; art history and concept drawing.
- San Diego State University.
SDSU’s undergraduate program in Applied Arts and Sciences focuses on metalworks and jewelry crafting. The students will learn how to make design and art research; to cast, set stones,form die and other craft subjects and activities. For those students that would like to develop in the field of arts, SDSU offers MFA on jewelry and metalwork applied design.
- Indiana University.
“Methasmithing and Jewelry Design” is the name of IU’s program that may grab your attention. It has MFA and BFA forms. They emphasize on the development of technical skills in work with various materials. After finishing this program you can even teach.
- California College of the Arts.
CCA’s “Jewelry/Metal Arts”gets in this list. The metal arts courses exist over a century now. They cover different areas like creation of wearable art pieces.