Engage in a wide variety of modes of making

Metal Program

Metal is an active area of study that engages a wide variety of ideas, objects, images, and modes of making. The program is directed by Professor Jamie Bennett and Professor Myra Mimlitsch-Gray and includes Kerianne Quick and Michael Gayk as prominent faculty. The rigorous curriculum provides opportunities to explore the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing in a state-of-the-art facility with teachers who are actively engaged artists and who exhibit and lecture internationally.

SUNY New Paltz is among the largest graduate metal programs in the country and has earned the distinction of being ranked #1 by US News and World Report. Our alumni contribute to the richness of this field in meaningful ways; they actively participate in building a critical and productive community while they expand the field through their energetic, creative professional work.

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Pianist Frederic Chiu's 'Classical Smackdown' features Prokofiev vs. Debussy

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz presents "Classical Smackdown," an innovative musical experience performed by pianist Frederic Chiu. The event will be held on campus Tuesday, Feb. 3,…


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Fall 2014 Dean's List announced

SUNY New Paltz has announced its Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. Dean's List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point…


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Interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts named to Walkway Over the Hudson board of directors

Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization recently voted to add five new directors to its board—including New Paltz's very own Paul Kassel, interim dean of the School of…


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