Jewelry Design and Metals

(18 semester hours)


The Jewelry Design and Metals minor students explore and develop concepts, techniques, materials, methods, and critical aesthetic thinking as applied to the process of making three-dimensional objects. Three-dimensional art as a non-verbal language is taught through research, production, viewing, interaction, and verbal critique with a focus on further development toward a significant personal expression through a 400-level studio disciplinary sequence.

At Miami, Jewelry Design and Metals minors can:

  • Explore depth in 3D materials and processes.
  • Develop technical, aesthetic and conceptual skill while working in physical space.
  • Create with state-of-the-art 3D fabrication technology balanced with learning traditional processes.
  • Research and create 3D and time-based art.
  • Integrate creative and artistic practice with other academic and research pursuits.
  • Be a part of a community of artists, taking classes with art majors and advanced students.
  • Create a high quality portfolio that can lead to continued studies in other programs or be a creative edge for industry/business.


Program Requirements

18 credit hrs. total

Take one of the following (3 hrs. total):
ART 171 Visual Fundamentals: 3-D (3)
ARC 102 Beginning Design Studio (5)
EAS 102 Problem Solving & Design (3)

Take all of these (15 hrs. total):

Jewelry Design and Metals
ART 264 Jewelry Design/Metals I (3)
ART 364 Jewelry Design/Metals II (3)
ART 365 Jewelry Design/Metals III (3)
ART 464 Jewelry Design/Metals IV (3,3)


A minimum 2.50 GPA is required for admittance to the minor and is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit).


Department of Art
124 Art Building
Oxford, OH 45056