Masters in Jewelry Arts Overview
The masters program at Calstone College offers students an opportunity to refine and hone their skills in the practices of metal and jewelry crafting at the highest level. The program also provides students with the necessary framework to further challenge them in the theoretical philosophies surrounding the industry and art today. Graduates of this program will leave with both in-depth knowledge of the field and well-developed skills of the trade. Students learn their craft in studios and seminars with their peers and instructors who are the heart of a thriving community centered on a shared passion for the jewelry arts.
The Masters in Jewelry Arts program provides an extensive overview of the techniques and skills in metal smithing, wax carving, graduate level jewelry, design, and gemology.
The seminars provide a platform where ideas and conceptual refinement can take place alongside the graduate students' studio practices. The graduate artist will be challenged to develop his or her personal area of interest, conduct research, and integrate professional practices of presentation and critique into his or her projects.
He or she will be expected to ultimately produce a thesis/project representative of his or her graduate studies. A graduate of this program can embark on a professional career as a jewelry model maker, jeweler, and jewelry appraiser in the jewelry industry.
MA Program Requirements:
The Masters in Jewelry Arts degree program is for the accomplished jewelry artist who has already completed a course of study at the BA level in Jewelry Arts. The Masters in Jewelry Arts degree is a full-time program that contains 45 credits. The program can be completed in three quarters, the equivalent of approximately nine months.
Graduation Requirement for MA Degree:
A total of 45 quarter credit hours, which should be completed in at least 3 quarters within 1 academic year of study, and no more than 6 quarters within 1.5 academic years for a full-time student.
Achieve a minimum of grade C (2.0) grade point average in all courses in the approved degree program.
Fulfill core course requirements.
Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
-Become institutionally accredited by accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
-Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation as defined in regulation, by July 1,2017 and full accreditation by July 1, 2020. If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:
-Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
-Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund. An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirement by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.
Calstone College offers Certificate and Diploma programs designed to give students practical, hands on experience in Jewelry Arts and Design. These programs are vocational in nature, and prepare the student to join the professional ranks of jewelry designers and artisans.