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METL 301 Introduction to Casting for Jewelry

METL 301.  Introduction to Casting for Jewelry.  3 Credits.     

Introduction to casting and mold making processes used for jewelry and small sculpture. Students explore various methods and materials for creating models for casting in bronze or silver including wax carving, wax modeling, and the use of natural and synthetic materials as models. Models are cast using centrifugal and vacuum casting processes. Basic mold making in clay and silicone are also explored. Prerequisite: ART 132 or permission of instructor.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in foundations courses where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills. After the foundation year, students can select to concentrate in several degree emphasis areas.