Degrees Offered

BFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (MJCC) Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, recognized with a STEM designation, offers students access to expansive, unparalleled facilities, faculty mentorship, and emerging technologies.

Students acquire competency in traditional techniques and cutting-edge technologies from faculty who are practicing artists themselves—in service of designing and making jewelry and objects of beauty and utility. The resources of Temple, a large, public research university, and Philadelphia, a premier center of jewelry making and a home base for exploring museums and galleries, serve as a strong foundation for conceptual exploration in service of advancing their craft. The city and the faculty’s strong professional networks also connect students to internships and other opportunities throughout the regional and national metals and jewelry community.

Tyler MJCC students graduate with a broad base of knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the technological proficiency needed for success in the jewelry industry, artistic practice, and/or top graduate schools.

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, now recognized with a STEM designation, as an option for students who want to learn skills for entrepreneurship, from innovative thinking to how to start a business, as part of their art education. Program coursework is a focused and interdisciplinary blend of art, art history, business, entrepreneurship, and other courses, as well as open electives. The BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies gives students the skills needed for success as entrepreneurs in the studio discipline of their choice and the necessary preparation to pursue graduate studies in their studio discipline, entrepreneurship, or related professions upon graduation.

MFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (MJCC) Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, enhanced by a STEM designation, offers students mentorship from a faculty of practicing artists, expansive, state-of-the-art facilities, and the resources of Temple, a leading public research university, to hone their creative practice and prepare for a range of successful careers in design and craft.

Tyler’s MJCC Program is an innovator in the field, providing students access to the latest technology and thinking, extensive tools, and personal mentorship. The rigorous, research-based curriculum is firmly grounded in craft traditions and history, committed to adopting emerging technologies, new ideas, and new concepts to advance the discipline. Students and faculty explore the unique characteristics of materials to work at the forefront of the field, pioneering new attitudes, technologies, materials, and processes that will lead the field in new directions.

The curriculum is complemented with numerous visiting artists; opportunities for research and travel to national conferences; and faculty and alumni networks in the art and craft world and in Philadelphia—a vibrant art center with a strong craft tradition. MFA students develop and focus their personal visions while acquiring a foundation to grow their creative practices and businesses, or teach in higher education.