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

Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

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. 

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM 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 majors must complete the BFA 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 major.
  • The seven 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

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 (WI, Capstone, 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

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

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 one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
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 Electives
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Electives
 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CRFT 3465Junior Metalsmithing (fall only)3
Specialized MJC-C Course3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Art History Elective24
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
CRFT 3466Junior Metalsmithing (spring only)3
CRFT 2434 or 3434CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Art History Elective [WI]4
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 Studio Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Non-Studio Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CRFT 4464Senior Metals and Plastics (spring only)3
CRFT 4496Business Practices in Crafts [WI] (Capstone, spring only)3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Open Elective23
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.

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. MJC-C 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.