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Jewelry & Metals: Production

Course No. MET364.1  Credits: 3.0

Jewelry and object production is a multifaceted and demanding avenue that can be navigated by many paths. We will explore a range of production concepts and methods with a focus on wearable jewelry and functional objects. The class will cover research of the marketplace, concepts and design, production techniques and technologies, presentation, packaging, time management, pricing, and artist/gallery relationships. Pieces will be produced weekly and bi-weekly through short term assignments and following demonstrations. Each student will fabricate one or more creative and salable limited production lines. The course will include preparation for shows and galleries, and participation in the student art sale. Slides, examples of actual works, visiting artists, and presentations supplement the class. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors an all electives. Pre-requisite: A minimum of one course in Jewelry and Metals. 3 credits.

Jewelry & Metals: Production

Course No. MET464.1  Credits: 3.0

Jewelry and object production is a multifaceted and demanding avenue that can be navigated by many paths. We will explore a range of production concepts and methods with a focus on wearable jewelry and functional objects. The class will cover research of the marketplace, concepts and design, production techniques and technologies, presentation, packaging, time management, pricing, and artist/gallery relationships. Pieces will be produced weekly and bi-weekly through short term assignments and following demonstrations. Each student will fabricate one or more creative and salable limited production lines. The course will include preparation for shows and galleries, and participation in the student art sale. Slides, examples of actual works, visiting artists, and presentations supplement the class. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors an all electives. Pre-requisite: A minimum of one course in Jewelry and Metals.

Jewelry + Metals: Production

Course No. MET 264-364-464  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern

Jewelry and object production is a complex and demanding avenue that can be navigated by many strategies. We explore a full range of production design, concepts, and technologies with a focus on wearable jewelry and functional objects. We address research, trends and concepts, ideation, design + redesign, production techniques + technologies, marketing, presentation, packaging, time management, pricing, and artist/gallery relationships. Challenges include short and long term projects based on demonstrations, research, and readings. The course is supplemented with presentations, examples of actual works, and visiting artists who make their living as production artists/designers. Ultimately you will conceptualize, design, and create one or more lines. The course includes preparation for shows and galleries, and participation in the Student Art Sale in December. Open to Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives. One course in Jewelry + Metals recommended.

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While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.

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Save the date. Four celebration events.

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