Master of Fine Arts in Metals, Jewelry, CAD-CAM
Perfect your creative practice and prepare for careers in design and craft with the Master of Fine Arts in Metals, Jewelry, CAD-CAM in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. This two-year, research-based, 60-credit graduate program offers students a preeminent space to learn time-honored techniques and transcend tradition through the latest technologies.
Both Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) and electroforming were pioneered for use in metals and jewelry at Tyler, and students benefit greatly from the mentorship of a faculty who are practicing artists, expansive, state-of-the-art facilities, and the resources of Temple, a leading R1 public research institution.
Students explore the unique characteristics of materials to work at the forefront of the field, pioneering new attitudes, technologies, and processes that will lead in new directions. Working closely with faculty, many of whom are leaders in the field, students gain expertise with a variety of materials, from metals and alloys to plastics, to design and create jewelry and other objects that celebrate beauty, utility, individuality, innovation, and aesthetic experience.
Tyler’s program is not only the largest metals/jewelry program in the nation, but also the only one with an emphasis on CAD-CAM (computer-aided design–computer-aided manufacture) at all degree levels. Students have abundant resources and extensive opportunities to engage in conceptual research that informs their personal vision. Located in Philadelphia, a premier center of jewelry-making, Tyler MJCC students find internships and leverage faculty relationships to connect with the regional and national metal community.