Metalsmithing and Jewelry

About the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Concentration
B.F.A. in Studio Art
Visiting Artists

About the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Concentration in Studio Art

Metalsmithing and Jewelry classroom in Studio Art with barriers for physical distancing The Metalsmithing and Jewelry concentration will shape your future through curricular offerings, which sit at an exciting crossroads between traditional and contemporary art, design and craft practice. It all starts with materials and idea research with outcomes that push the possibilities of silversmithing, blacksmithing, and contemporary forms of personal expression in adornment.  The coursework in metalsmithing and jewelry is designed to shape investigations through the study of history, theory, technical processes, cutting-edge technologies, conceptual strategies, experimentation, professionalism and interdisciplinary possibilities. 

Students are supported by passionate and professional faculty and staff at the forefront of their disciplines who promote excellence and are committed to nurturing and sustaining the development of each student. 

Throughout the curriculum, students work in a collaborative and supportive environment with regular access to materials, equipment, and library resources related to the study of metalsmithing and jewelry. The studio environment is one where students explore formal and conceptual concerns in jewelry, hollowware and small art objects. 

Outside of the studio, students participate in the student organization, the UNT Metals Club, which sponsors visiting artist workshops, gallery exhibitions, sales and annual travel to conferences and workshops. 

B.F.A. in Studio Art with a Concentration in Metalsmithing and Jewelry

As you graduate, you will have been empowered to develop a personal voice, professional and creative practice, self-discipline, and cultural awareness. Students pursuing the B.F.A. complete a final portfolio of original, cohesive work.

Visiting Artists

M.F.A. in Studio Art with a Concentration in Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Student weaving with metal wireThe M.F.A. program integrates creative research, contemporary theory and practice culminating in a project in lieu-of-thesis exhibition. For more information about the Studio Art M.F.A. program, visit the web page for the Studio Art M.F.A. Graduate Concentrations and Graduate Advisors.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry as a Minor 

The Metalsmithing and Jewelry minor, listed in the current UNT Catalog, is designed to encourage students from all areas of the university to explore working in this art form.

Contact Information

Future undergraduate students: Apply to UNT; you will meet with an academic advisor during orientation. You also may contact CVAD Recruiter Kevin, for more information.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students: Contact a CVAD advisor on the CVAD Advising webpage.

Department of Studio Art: 940-369-7671 | | Art Building, Room 230