Metals and Jewelry Design, Master | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
24 months
54176 USD/year
54176 USD/year
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The Metals and Jewelry Design program of Rochester Institute of Technology is a professional degree for practicing artists, craftspeople, or designers who desire to leave a lasting impression on their fields through a devotion to their work and the high standards of discipline and artistic ideals.


The Metals and Jewelry Design program of Rochester Institute of Technology challenges conventional thinking. In this major, you’ll improve your knowledge and experience working with different theories and materials while you are challenged to think unconventionally in order to redefine industry standards.

The MFA in metals and jewelry design is generally a two-year, full-time program that involves the presentation of a thesis, which includes written documentation and a formal exhibition of a body of work.

The program provides students with broad exposure to metal working techniques, expands knowledge of applied design, strengthens perceptual and philosophical concepts, and develops an individual mode of expression. This sequence leads to a master’s thesis, inaugurated by the student and overseen by the faculty. The program is structured on the basis of individual needs, interests, and background preparation, as may be determined through faculty counseling.

Typical Job Titles

  • Accessory Designer
  • Apprentice/Employee for Artist or Master Craftsperson
  • Blacksmith
  • Custom Jewelry Designer
  • Design Corporate Manager
  • Faculty/lnstructor
  • Goldsmith
  • Jewelry Design Professor
  • Jewelry Industry Supervisor
  • Jewelry Salesperson
  • Metalsmit
  • Professional Artist
  • Silversmith
  • Studio Fine Artist
  • Visiting Artist
  • Accessory Jewelry Designer
  • Art Critic
  • Corporate Jewelry Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fine Jeweler
  • Jewelry Design Entrepreneur
  • Jewelry Design Repairperson
  • Jewelry Instructor
  • Jewelry Technician
  • Product Designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Metals and Jewelry Design Graduate Studio
  • Technology in Studio
  • Studio Art Research
  • Ideation and Series
  • Business Practices for Studio Artists
  • Research and Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college in a field of arts, sciences, or education.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.

Tuition Fee

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    54176 USD/year
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  • National

    54176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54176 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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