The Metalsmithing concentration offers students the opportunity to explore a range of traditional metalsmithing techniques and processes, while emphasizing formal and conceptual development within their own artistic practice. Class projects are designed to introduce and strengthen technical skills, as well as to provide awareness of both historical and contemporary practice within the field. The studio itself is well-equipped, with ample student access outside of scheduled class time. Metalsmithing students of all academic levels are encouraged to interact openly with one another, and graduate students are often informally available for technical assistance or critical analysis.

Students who concentrate in Metalsmithing are expected to maintain a strong and active studio presence. Capstone classes require the development of a cohesive body of work, as well as an artist’s statement, resume, and participation in a final B.F.A. exhibition. Other exhibition opportunities exist throughout the duration of the program. Students are also encouraged to enter regional and national juried exhibitions, to participate in workshops and conferences, and ultimately to locate and establish a place for themselves within the field of metalsmithing either professionally, academically, or both.
 

Effective Fall 2018

A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in ART 345, ART 346, ART 445, ART 446.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art 1
ART 110Art History I 3
ART 111Art History II 3
ART 135Introduction to Drawing 3
ART 136Introduction to Figure Drawing 3
ART 160Two-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals 3
ART 170Three-Dimensional Visual Fundamentals 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
ART 212Art History III 3
ART 245Metalsmithing and Jewelry I 3
Select three courses from the following: 9
Digital Visual Fundamentals  
Photo Image Making I  
Intermediate Drawing I  
Pottery I  
Fibers I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Painting I  
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief  
Sculpture I  
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
ART 345Metalsmithing and Jewelry II 4
ART 346Metalsmithing and Jewelry III 4
Art Elective 3
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Upper-Division Art Elective 4
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective 3
Elective  3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
ART 400BFA Portfolio 1
ART 445Metalsmithing and Jewelry IV4C4
ART 446Metalsmithing and Jewelry V4C4
Upper-Division Art Elective 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Electives2 9
Non-Art Electives (any level)2 6
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Upper-Division Art History Courses1 

Code Title AUCC Credits
ART 310 History of American Art to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 311 Art of West and Central Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 312 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 4A,4B 3
ART 313 Art of East and Southern Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 314 Women in Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 315 United States Art 1945-1980 4A,4B 3
ART 316 Art of the Pacific 4A,4B 3
ART 317 Native North American Art 4A,4B 3
ART 320 Global Encounters in Art 3
ART 410 Greek Art 4A,4B 3
ART 411 History of Medieval Art 4A,4B 3
ART 412 History of Renaissance Art 4A,4B 3
ART 414 History of Baroque and Rococo Art 4A,4B 3
ART 415 History of 19th Century European Art 4A,4B 3
ART 416 History of European Art, 1900 to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 417 Roman Art 4A,4B 3
ART 418 Contemporary Artists and Art Critics 4A,4B 3
ART 492A Seminar: Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 496H Group Study: Art History 4A,4B 3

To declare this Concentration: A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program: A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in ART 345, ART 346, ART 445, ART 446.    

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art X 1
ART 110Art History IX  3
ART 135Introduction to DrawingX  3
ART 160Two-Dimensional Visual FundamentalsX  3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Art History IIX  3
ART 136Introduction to Figure DrawingX  3
ART 170Three-Dimensional Visual FundamentalsX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
MathematicsX 1B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 212Art History IIIX  3
Select two courses from the following:   6
Digital Visual Fundamentals    
Photo Image Making I    
Intermediate Drawing I    
Pottery I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Painting I    
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief    
Sculpture I    
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Portfolio review recommended by the end of Semester 3. X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 245Metalsmithing and Jewelry IX  3
Select one course from the following not previously taken:   3
Digital Visual Fundamentals    
Photo Image Making I    
Intermediate Drawing I    
Pottery I    
Fibers I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Painting I    
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief    
Sculpture I    
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)  4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
ART 245 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
Portfolio review must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 345Metalsmithing and Jewelry IIX  4
ART Elective X 3
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X4A,4B3
Advanced Writing X23
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 346Metalsmithing and Jewelry IIIX  4
Upper-Division Art Elective X 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective X 3
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 445Metalsmithing and Jewelry IVX 4C4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective X 3
Non-Art Electives (any level) X 6
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 400BFA PortfolioX  1
ART 446Metalsmithing and Jewelry VX 4C4
Upper-Division Art ElectiveX  4
Upper-Division Non-Art ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120