Bachelor of Fine Art in Metal
The Metal program is directed by Professor Jamie Bennett and Professor Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, and includes Kerianne Quick and Arthur Hash as prominent faculty. The rigorous curriculum explores the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. Coursework is supplemented by field trips and participation in professional conferences. Given the college's proximity to major cultural centers, students benefit from frequent visits to museums and expositions. Metal sustains a comprehensive visiting artist schedule. Recent participants include: Lisa Walker, Peter Bauhuis, Melanie Bilenker, Lola Brooks, Simon Cottrell, Gabriel Craig, Iris Eichenberg, Lisa Gralnick, Barbara Seidenath, Tracy Steepy, and Andrea Wagner. In addition, we often invite prominent writers, critics and curators to campus to speak and critique student work, including: Glenn Adamson, Damian Skinner, Ken Ames, Mary Douglas, John Stuart Gordon, Dave Hickey, Sienna Patti, David Levi Strauss, Ken Trapp, among others.
Metal students are actively involved in the Student Art Alliance, which supports visiting artists, travel to conferences and other creative projects, creating greater opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange.
The BFA Metal curriculum offers students the opportunity to work in a state of the art facility with faculty that are actively engaged artists who exhibit and lecture internationally. BFA's also benefit from being part of a program with one of the largest and highly regarded graduate metal programs in the country.