The metals program at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art combines art theory, craft history, contemporary issues and personal influences with the many techniques used in the metals studio. Students refine their skills as they study and create utilitarian objects, nonfunctional objects, jewelry and metal sculpture.
Metalsmithing majors work with ferrous and nonferrous metals using these and many other tools:
Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, providing comprehensive preparation for professional practice, also are offered in the following areas:
Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:
The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:
Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.
In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.
Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:
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The B.F.A. in Metalsmithing paves the way for a variety of creative careers in jewelry design,restoration, or sculpture — from individual artist to teacher, curator or gallery owner.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: