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 8 personal work areas complete with a jeweler’s bench with a flex shaft, desk workstation with a LED magnifier light and lockable storage, personal lockable tool cart, gold vault point of source ventilation systems, and ample additional storage spaces. There are two soldering stations with ventilation as well as a tool cart with graduate studio specific communal tools.
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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