Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Choose from three dynamic degree paths

Bountiful tools and spaces for any creation

Students experiment with traditional materials and innovative technologies—from a broad range of smithing stakes and hammers to 3-D modeling software.

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Melt + make

We nurture a quality of mind and system of values that will enable you to develop ideas that are worthy of expression. Experiment with a wide range of metals and materials to hone technical skills and discover innovative processes.

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Visiting artists

Through the McKinney Visiting Artist Series and Metalsmithing Guild, the metalsmithing and jewelry design program hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists to meet with students, present their work, and give workshops and individual critiques.

Some of our past visiting artists include:

Arline Fisch
Simon Cottrell
Linda Darty
Sondra Sherman

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Alumni making their mark

Shannon Carney

B.F.A., ‘14

Shannon Carney is a contemporary jeweler who began her work in Italian fashion after studying at Indiana University. Since then, her jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle, and The Wall Street Journal. All of Carney’s jewelry is hand made from 18 karat gold, precious stones, and semi-precious stones. 

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