Department of Art, ComArt Building, 315-443-3700.
The jewelry and metalsmithing program at Syracuse is concerned with the development of students as artists and designers able to manipulate a variety of metals and tools for aesthetic ends. In addition to the metalsmithing faculty, visiting artists and faculty in related areas support the education of metalsmithing students. Visiting artists have included alumni Harriete Estel Berman and Bruce Metcalf as well as Gary Griffin, William Harper, Chris Irick, and Tacey Rosolowski.
Qualified students with backgrounds germane to the area may earn the M.F.A. Candidates have the opportunity to conduct research through individual programs developed in consultation with the department’s faculty. While the program is based on traditional jewelry and metalsmithing techniques, mixed media and non-traditional approaches are encouraged. Instruction is one-to-one.
Each graduate student is assigned a small semi-private studio. The program is housed in a well-equipped facility.