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Graduate schools for Jewelry/Metalarts


#1

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me some recommendations
for graduate schools that have good jewelry/metalarts programs.

Thanks,
Zinnia


#2

Zinnia, One fine school that I would recommend is Cranbrook Academy
of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. They have a terrific metals program
housed is a brand new building. The physical facility is incredible.
The metals studio accommodates the needs of jewelers as well as those
working on medium and large scale metal projects. The program is
headed by Garry Griffin. You can learn more by going to:
http://www.cranbrook.edu/art/ I should say that I am somewhat
prejudiced, I am a graduate of Cranbrook. If you have any questions
please email me off line. Joel Schwalb @Joel_Schwalb


#3
   Hello, I was wondering if anyone could give me some
recommendations for graduate schools that have good
jewelry/metalarts programs.

Some that come to mind:

Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia (part of Temple University).
(Tylers program is founded on a wonderfully equipped and very
technically equipped traditional metals studio, but the graduate
program is mostly concentrated on CAD/CAM technologies.)

University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Washington, Seattle
Cranbrook Acadamy of Art, outside of Detroit
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
University of Illinois, Carbondale
San Diego State University

and there are many more fine programs. Many differ in specific
strengths and weaknesses. If you can get to this years SNAG
conference, there are usually education specific meetings where
various schools tout their programs, and you can meet students and
faculty from many of them. May 21-25 in San Francisco.

Peter Rowe


#4

Don’t forget California State University Long Beach. They have a
great, recently ,re-modeled metal dept. Dolores


#5

Zinnia,

Hello! There are several excellent graduate programs out there, and
a lot depends on whose work you admire and the kind of work you
gravitate towards. Lisa Gralnick is in Madison, WI now heading up
the program there. She used to be at Parsons, until they closed
down their program. MaryLee Hu at Univ of. Washington, has an
excellent program. You might try Rhode Island School of Design in
Providence, RI, good school and groovy town to boot. SUNY New Paltz
with Jamie Bennett and Myra Mimlitsch-Gray is another good choice.
They all have different programs and different strengths.

Are you attending the SNAG Conference in San Francisco? Each year at
the conference is a gathering of schools who talk about their
individual graduate programs.

Good Luck!

-k