BFA in Visual Art with concentration in Metalsmithing/Jewelry

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BFA in Visual Art with a concentration in Metalsmithing/Jewelry. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BFA Writing I)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BFA Writing II)3
First Year Seminar Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3ART 102 (Major Requirement)3
ART 101 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Major Requirement)3ART 104 (Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)3
ART 103 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3ART 132 (Major Requirement)3
ART 105 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)1HA 151 (Major Requirement)3
HA 150 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3 
 16 15
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 3 Social Science3
Goal 3 Natural Science3METL 504 (Or HA 300+ Course (Major Requirement))3
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3METL 505 (Or Studio Art Elective Course (Major Requirement))3
HA Non-Western Art Elective (Major Requirement)13Studio Art Elective Course (Major Requirement)3
METL 301 (Major Requirement)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours33
 15 15
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3METL 360 (Major Requirement)23
METL 363 (Major Requirement)3METL 362 (Major Requirement)23
METL 364 (Major Requirement)23ART 540 (Major Requirement)3
HA 300+ Course (Major Requirement)3METL 506 (Or Studio Art Elective Course (Major Requirement))3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours33Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours32
 15 14
METL 515 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ART 650 (Major Requirement, pair with METL 515)3METL 520 (Major Requirement)3
Studio Art Elective Course (Major Requirement)3ART 660 (Major Requirement, pair with METL 520)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours33Studio Elective 300+3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours33Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Total Hours 120

A list of possible courses for History of Art Non-Western can be found on the degree requirements tab.


METL 364 is only offered in the fall. METL 360 and METL 362 are only offered in the spring. 


Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours.  Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study.  Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor. 

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.