Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.  All Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM majors must complete the BFA curriculum and General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in CRFT 2453, and CRFT 2433 or CRFT 3433 to enter the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major.
  • The seven required Junior/Senior studio courses and CRFT 4496 (capstone) must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements. 

The faculty encourages taking Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM courses in excess of the minimum required. These additional courses count towards required studio electives.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

Sophomore Prerequisite
CRFT 2453Jewelry3
CRFT 2433CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture 13
or CRFT 3433 CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture
Junior Requirements
CRFT 3465Junior Metalsmithing (fall only)3
CRFT 3466Junior Metalsmithing (spring only)3
One specialized Metals course (see list below)3
CRFT 2434CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture3
or CRFT 3434 CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture
Senior Requirements
CRFT 4463Senior Metals and Plastics (fall only)3
CRFT 4464Senior Metals and Plastics (spring only)3
One specialized Metals course (see list below)3
CRFT 4496Business Practices in Crafts (WI, Capstone, spring only)3

Specialized Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (MJC-C) Courses

CRFT 2408Electroforming Workshop3
CRFT 3408Electroforming Workshop3
CRFT 2409Color in Metals3
CRFT 3409Color in Metals3
CRFT 2413Machine Tool Processes3
CRFT 2415Production Processes3
CRFT 3415Production Processes3
CRFT 2475Casting3
CRFT 2476Casting3
CRFT 3407Plastics for Jewelry3
CRFT 3435Advanced CAD/CAM3
CRFT 3457Plastics for Jewelry and Objects3
CRFT 3459Metalsmithing3
CRFT 3463Enameling3
CRFT 3467Tyler Metals Workshop, England/Scotland6
CRFT 3471Lapidary and Stone Setting3
CRFT 3479Photo Processes and Etching Jewelry3
CRFT 4435Rapid Prototyping3
CRFT 4436Rapid Prototyping3
CRFT 4471Senior Seminar in Metals3
CRFT 4485Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM3