Art - Area of Emphasis in Jewelry and Metalwork - B.F.A.

General Information

Degree & Major: Art - Area of Emphasis in Jewelry and Metalwork - B.F.A.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Lamar Dodd School of Art
Jon Swindler
Undergraduate Coordinator
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Students are encouraged to develop a personal style in their studio area of emphasis. The B.F.A. candidate should achieve an insight into and an understanding of the nature of the materials and processes. In most studio programs, students are required to present an exhibition that serves as a capstone experience before graduation, demonstrating their achievement in developing a mature and cohesive body of work.

Specific course requirements vary for each of the following areas of specialization: Art X: Expanded Forms, Ceramics, Drawing, Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metal Work, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Scientific Illustration, and Sculpture. Contact the School of Art for a list of requirements for each area.

Career Opportunities: Art majors enter the profession to pursue both fine art practice and applied art in business as well as in education and graduate study. Students are prepared for work in technical as well as creative areas of art and design. Each specialization offers a variety of employment opportunities in areas ranging from mass communications to the service industries.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer students must successfully pass the Portfolio Review. If students have previously completed the basic foundation courses—ARST 1050 and either ARST 1060 or ARST 1080 (or their equivalents)—they should consider taking the Portfolio Review the semester before they enroll for the first time at UGA. Students who transfer from within the University System of Georgia are urged to fulfill Area VI of the Core Curriculum with art courses equivalent to the courses required in Area VI by UGA.
Special Requirements: A minimum cumulative average of 2.5 and a C or better in all art courses are required for graduation.

Portfolio Review:
The review is offered at the end of every fall, spring, and summer semester. Before taking the review, students must have completed ARST 1050 and either ARST 1060 or ARST 1080 (or their equivalents). Successful completion of the review results from both a judgment of the art work submitted and the maintenance of an overall GPA of 2.5.

Area Admission Requirements:
Students must pass an additional review for entry into the jewelry and metalwork program.
Additional Fees: Some studio courses require additional fees to cover materials.
Scholarships: The Kuzmicki-McCutchen Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who plan to major in art at the University of Georgia. Submission of portfolios, letters of recommendation and transcripts occurs in December. Contact the School of Art for details.

The Albert Christ-Janer and Lamar Dodd Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors in conjunction with the annual School Art Symposium for study the following year.

The scholarships listed below are open to any full-time student majoring in any area of the visual arts who has completed a minimum of one year of study in the School of Art. Preference is generally given to students who will be third- or fourth-year students but in the final analysis, all factors are taken into consideration before a decision is reached. Applications will be screened by an appointed faculty committee which will have sole discretion in determining recipients of the awards. Recipients of scholarships may be required to participate in a group exhibition in the Visual Arts Gallery.

Mary Rosenblatt Scholarships: Established primarily to assist students who are planning a career in teaching; however, they are not limited to students majoring in art education.

Betty Cabin Scholarships: To assist worthy students majoring in any program of the school.

Vince Dooley Scholarships: To assist worthy students majoring in any program of the school.
Study Abroad: UGA Studies Abroad—Cortona, Italy
Internships: Jewelry internships are available for credit. Contact the area chair of jewelry and metalwork for more information.
Student Organizations: Phi Beata Heata
Available Graduate Programs: There are approximately fifty accredited M.F.A. programs in jewelry and metals in the United States.