The study of metalsmithing offers students an education in using the hand as well as the computer to produce well-designed and crafted objects. Ball State's metals/jewelry area offers students the opportunity to tailor personal and professional goals so they graduate with technical, design, and communication skills. Students selecting a fine art emphasis in metals make one-of-a-kind statements, often choosing to create small sculpture as the final product of their artistic inquiry. Those selecting a traditional crafts emphasis concentrate on the basics of jewelry, hollowware, and box making, learning production and marketing methods.
Learn more about the degree requirements, including a four-year suggested plan of study (PDF).
View full images of recent student and faculty work in our Metals Virtual Gallery.
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