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The BFA program in art with a concentration in metals offers a wide range of traditional and nontraditional approaches to metals:
A well-equipped studio with a wide variety of metal-smithing tools is offered. Students explore the close relationship with the School of Art's sculpture and foundry programs, learn important entrepreneurial skills, and receive a strong foundation in technical vocabulary and methods for working with metal while being encouraged to experiment with alternative materials and techniques.
Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through additional educational opportunities that include:
ASU is located in proximity to numerous galleries and museums as well as local organizations such as:
Art (Metals) (BFA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates find opportunities in jewelry firms or work in independent production as one-of-a-kind jewelers in their own businesses. Many students further their opportunities by going on to complete the MFA.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||10.8%||$64,300|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||3.1%||$43,890|
|Gem and Diamond Workers||-11.3%||$36,870|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other||-16.6%||$32,130|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||0.4%||$58,250|
|Precious Metal Workers||-11.3%||$36,870|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).