Graduate Program in Jewelry and Metal Arts
Our MFA program is 3 years with students obtaining the degree of MA at the end of their second year, continuing on to the MFA by invitation.
Currently available graduate assistantships grant a TA position. Graduate TAs teach one of our beginning level jewelry & metals classes and receive a full tuition scholarship and yearly stipend. The graduate studio houses 7 individual work stations and personal storage. This space also includes two soldering stations with ventilation and a collection of community tools.
Our state-of-the-art main studio is well equipped with tools to facilitate traditional and advanced techniques, encompassing a 200-gallon electroforming tank, 150-gallon aluminum anodization unit. This facility can accommodate both large and small scale mixed media projects, and access to our advanced prototyping suite which includes an industrial CNC mill, lathe, laser cutter and plasma cutter. Our new facility is well ventilated and organized for safe and efficient operation.
MFA students are challenged to refine a variety of traditional, contemporary, and innovative metalworking techniques to produce high-quality professional portfolios. We encourage collaboration and interdepartmental exploration, allowing students to find their voice in our field. Outstanding works of the graduates have been acquired by major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Craft Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design-Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Graduate Bulletin: https://art.uiowa.edu/graduate-program/studio-art-graduate-bulletin
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