Jewelry / Metal Arts | California College of the Arts

The Jewelry / Metal Arts Program encourages personal expression through the creation of jewelry, functional objects, and sculpture. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of processes and materials through courses taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty.
The program builds on a foundation of traditional and contemporary metalsmithing techniques, emphasizing skilled craftsmanship, conceptual rigor, design, aesthetics, and familiarity with the medium's history.


The curriculum covers the full range of techniques for the production of jewelry, holloware, and small metal sculpture, including soldering, cold connections, forging, casting, enameling, stone setting, and creating hinges and mechanisms.

The facilities include three work areas with state-of-the-art ventilation systems, individual professional jeweler's benches with flexible shafts, a wide range of tools, and a dedicated senior studio.