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Metals and Jewelry Making


Challenge yourself as an artist, creative thinker and maker with PennWest Edinboro's master’s in metal and jewelry making. You'll explore materials and techniques and discover your unique artistic style.

Nationally Ranked

U.S. News & World Report names PennWest Edinboro's Master of Fine Arts degree one of the best in the nation. GradReports ranked Edinboro's MFA program #1 in 2020 based on tuition, median salaries and achievement.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

If you're passionate about expressing yourself through one-of-a-kind jewelry, functional hollowware or sculptural objects, Edinboro's intensive three-year, 60-credit Master of Fine Arts in Metals and Jewelry Making is the program for you.

You'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and develop new skills and techniques. Along the way, you'll participate in intimate graduate seminars in art history, theory and criticism and contemporary practice.

The faculty and facilities of our nationally recognized Art Department ensure you both develop your artistic skills and find ways to make them marketable in our world.

Our alumni boast a record of excellence throughout the U.S. in the fields of art, academia and arts administration. All are prepared for lifelong research and routinely exhibit and publish their work in their specific field of study.

PennWest Edinboro has been a NASAD-accredited (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) since 2007. The University just celebrated its 100th anniversary of instruction in the visual arts and art education.

How Edinboro Supports You.

Only a limited number of candidates are accepted into this prestigious program. That means you will work directly with our dedicated faculty every step of the way. You'll have 24-hour access to your own studio, where you can develop your artistic talents.

Your faculty advisor will help you design your plan of study, which includes 30 hours of studio coursework in your areas of specialization plus an additional 30 hours of graduate-level work. You will put on a major studio exhibit and complete a required residency before earning your MFA in Metals and Jewelry Making degree.

You'll receive funding through a full graduate assistantship with stipend and partial tuition waiver.

Join a Dynamic Community of Artists.

You'll thrive as an artist when you're surrounded by other creative talent at PennWest Edinboro. The Art Department has the widest array of studio offerings within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is a program of distinction at Edinboro.

Award-Winning Work.

View the portfolios from student competitions and faculty exhibits.

A Place to Create.

Immerse yourself in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable you to develop your own personal aesthetic.

Questions About This Program?

Terry McKelvey
Graduate Program Head
201 Hamilton Hall
Phone: 814-732-1155

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