Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship

Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship

Stanley Lechtzin, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building 
Room 220
215-777-9129
stanlech@temple.edu

This program stresses the use of traditional techniques and materials in relation to their historical significance while encouraging the use of new technologies in the advanced courses. The assignments are focused on the design and creation of jewelry, functional forms, tableware, furniture, lighting, toys, and product design, to name a few. Along with teaching studio practices centered around the utilization of metal, plastics, and composite materials, the curriculum integrates the technologies of digital practices as they relate to three-dimensional form realization, and includes computer-aided-design, computer-aided manufacture and 3D printing technologies. 

Designed to enhance the studio experience with the tools to support a studio practice, or pursue graduate studies, the Entrepreneurship coursework will enhance students' career options. Graduates of this degree program will possess requisite business skills to support themselves as visual artists or entrepreneurs in art or related fields.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. All Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship majors must complete the BFA with Entrepreneurship curriculum and General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in CRFT 2453, and CRFT 2433 or CRFT 3433 to enter the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship major.
  • The required Junior/Senior studio courses and CRFT 4496 (capstone) must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements.

The faculty encourages taking Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM courses in excess of the minimum required. These additional courses count towards required studio electives.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship

Sophomore Prerequisite
CRFT 2453Jewelry3
CRFT 2433CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture 13
or CRFT 3433 CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture
Junior Requirements
CRFT 3465Junior Metalsmithing (fall only)3
CRFT 3466Junior Metalsmithing (spring only)3
One specialized Metals course (see list below)3
CRFT 2434CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture3
or CRFT 3434 CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture
Senior Requirements
CRFT 4463Senior Metals and Plastics (fall only)3
CRFT 4464Senior Metals and Plastics (spring only)3
One specialized Metals course (see list below)3
CRFT 4496Business Practices in Crafts (Capstone, WI, spring only)3
1

CRFT 2453 Jewelry is a prerequisite for CRFT 2433 CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture, but both can be taken concurrently.

Specialized Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (MJC-C) Courses

CRFT 2408Electroforming Workshop3
CRFT 3408Electroforming Workshop3
CRFT 2409Color in Metals3
CRFT 3409Color in Metals3
CRFT 2413Machine Tool Processes3
CRFT 2415Production Processes3
CRFT 3415Production Processes3
CRFT 2475Casting3
CRFT 2476Casting3
CRFT 3407Plastics for Jewelry3
CRFT 3435Advanced CAD/CAM3
CRFT 3457Plastics for Jewelry and Objects3
CRFT 3459Metalsmithing3
CRFT 3463Enameling3
CRFT 3467Tyler Metals Workshop, England/Scotland6
CRFT 3471Lapidary and Stone Setting3
CRFT 3479Photo Processes and Etching Jewelry3
CRFT 4435Rapid Prototyping3
CRFT 4436Rapid Prototyping3
CRFT 4471Senior Seminar in Metals3
CRFT 4485Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM3

Entrepreneurship Requirements

Select three of the following:9
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking
Lean Startup: Fast & Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, & Innovation
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment
Special Topics - Strategic Management
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder
Select one of the following: 13
Field Internship in Ceramics
Field Internship in Glass
Field Internship in Fibers
Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Business Practices in Crafts (WI)
Art Careers Promotion
The Business of Design (WI)
Field Internship
Art Career Workshop (WI)
Field Internship
Creative Cottage Industrialist
Rome Internship
Total Credit Hours12
1

These courses cannot fulfill both a requirement for the major and for this category.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM with Entrepreneurship

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing13
FDPR 15212D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15313D Foundation Principles/W3
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Art Heritage of the Western World I3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
FDPR 1512Foundation Drawing3
FDPR 15222D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15323D Foundation Principles/C3
FDPR 1502Investigations of Art and Design1
ARTH 1156 or 1956Art Heritage of the Western World II13
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
CRFT 2453Jewelry3
Select two of the following:6
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
CRFT 2433 or 3433CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture3
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business 
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking 
Lean Startup: Fast Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, Innovation 
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact 
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 
Special Topics - Strategic Management 
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CRFT 3465Junior Metalsmithing (fall only)3
Specialized MJC-C Course3
Select one of the following (not previously chosen):3
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business 
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking 
Lean Startup: Fast Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, Innovation 
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact 
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 
Special Topics - Strategic Management 
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 
Art History Elective24
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
CRFT 3466Junior Metalsmithing (spring only)3
CRFT 2434 or 3434CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture3
Select one of the following (not previously chosen):3
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business 
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking 
Lean Startup: Fast Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, Innovation 
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact 
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 
Special Topics - Strategic Management 
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 
Art History Elective WI34
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
CRFT 4463Senior Metals and Plastics (fall only)3
Specialized MJC-C Course3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS 2000+ Studio Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Open Elective23
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CRFT 4464Senior Metals and Plastics3
CRFT 4496Business Practices in Crafts [WI]3
CRFT, GAD or PDS 2000+ Studio Elective3
Select one of the following:43
Field Internship in Ceramics 
Field Internship in Glass 
Field Internship in Fibers 
Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM 
Business Practices in Crafts [WI] 
Art Career Workshop [WI] 
Art Careers Promotion 
The Business of Design [WI] 
Field Internship 
Field Internship 
Creative Cottage Industrialist 
Rome Internship 
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 126
1

These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.

2

Students completing a 3-credit Art History 2000+ elective must select a 4-credit open elective to reach the minimum 126 credits to earn the BFA degree.

3

Students completing a Tyler WI entrepreneurship course may elect a non-WI Art History course.

4

These courses cannot fulfill both a requirement for the major and a requirement for this category.

Please Note: An approved study abroad program waives the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement; however, these credits must be made up with academic coursework taken outside of Tyler departments to be in compliance with BFA accreditation. BFA majors interested in studying abroad should consult with an academic advisor to determine if a semester (generally spring semester of second year) or a summer program would be the best option to remain on track for graduation.