The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (MJCC) Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, recognized as a national leader in the discipline, offers traditional jewelry-making and cutting-edge digital practice. Tyler MJCC is known for its position as a pioneer of new attitudes, new technologies and new processes.

Tyler’s expansive, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to MJCC is a preeminent space for students to learn time-honored techniques and transcend tradition through the latest technologies—Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) and electroforming, for example, were both pioneered for use in metals and jewelry here at Tyler. Working closely with faculty, who are also practicing artists and leaders in the field, students gain expertise with a variety of materials, from metals and alloys to plastics, to design and create jewelry and other objects that celebrate beauty, utility, individuality, innovation and aesthetic experience.

As part of Temple University, a large, public research university, students have abundant resources and extensive opportunities to engage in conceptual research that informs their personal vision. Located in Philadelphia, a premier center of jewelry-making, Tyler MJCC students find internships and leverage faculty relationships to connect with the regional and national metal community.

Students leave Tyler’s MJCC Program with a broad skillset, enhanced critical thinking skills and the technological proficiency to succeed in a variety of industries, establish an individual artistic practice or gain acceptance in graduate school.


  • Nearly 6,000 square feet devoted to jewelry-making, metalsmithing, and 3D printing
  • An electroforming lab to build on Tyler’s pioneering use of the process
  • Laser cutters and welding technologies
  • Fully-equipped 3D printing lab to accommodate a full range of materials, objects and ambitious projects; and features an Objet Eden 350 (large-scale 3D printer), ZCorp Z510 (gypsum 3-D printer), five Form 2 printers, and more
  • Dedicated computer lab, complete with 3D modeling and graphics software
  • 11 dedicated workspaces for graduate students


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Upcoming Events


  • PMA Virtual Craft Show (November 6–8) features work by Tyler faculty

    Tyler School of Art and Architecture faculty Seher Erdogan Ford, assistant professor of Architecture, and Barb Baur, MFA ‘17 and adjunct faculty in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-...

  • Doug Bucci appointed as Program Head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

    Doug Bucci, assistant professor at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has been named Program Head of the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program. Bucci, who earned his M...

  • Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

    Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the orig...

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  • BFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurial Studies

    In partnership with Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Tyler offers a BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies as an option for students who want to learn skills for entrepreneurship, from innovative thinking to how to start a business, as p... More More about BFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurial Studies

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    Albert Paley

    Composed Presence, sculpture on Park Avenue by Albert Paley

    TYLER SCHOOL OF ART ALUMNUS ALBERT PALEY INSTALLS 13 OUTDOOR SCULPTURES ON PARK AVE, NYC, Featured here is "Composed Presence," on the Park Avenue median between 63rd and 64th Streets [© Myers Creative Imaging. Courtesy of Paley Studios.] Known for his massive public sculptures shown throughout the world Albert Paley will be honored with the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Gallery of Success Alumni Award this fall. His current exhibition of 13 massive sculptures up and down Park Ave in New York City is one of his most ambitious projects and is presented by the Fund for Park Avenue's Temporary Public Art Collection and the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. As he explained to Lizzie Simon in the Wall Street Journal, on-line edition, (6/23/13)  "They said I could have all of Park Avenue but I selected the sites within that section because they represent the spectrum, from a financial district, where the sculptures are bolder, through a residential area, where the sculptures are more detailed and intimate."   More