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    Jan 19, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art with a concentration in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, BFA

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in studio art and a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry is designed to assist the undergraduate student to achieve excellence in his or her personal ambitions within related metalsmithing and jewelry fields. Early emphasis is placed on a common foundation of experiences in jewelry and metal design, problem solving and fabrication techniques. This is followed by extensive experience in traditional and contemporary technical aspects of the field, greater awareness of the historical and social relationships of their work and maintenance and safe use of equipment. Some emphasis is placed specifically on jewelry and other functional objects in the basic courses, but students are encouraged to examine the concept of function and how it has evolved within the field and the culture at large.

Program requirements


Admission requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or an English ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants (including those transferring from another major within the university) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements listed above may submit a one-page support document/images that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of the application, this optional document/images should be submitted to Applicants admitted under these circumstances will be admitted on a conditional basis. They will be required to earn a GPA of 2.5 during their first semester to continue as a major or pre-major in the college.

Pre-major requirements

See Studio Art pre-major  requirements.

General degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in studio art will meet the following requirements:

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified under the “General University Requirements ” in the Academic section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Major requirements

Completion of at least 78 hours of arts to include a minimum of 18 hours in a prescribed field and 24 hours of art core (required for all studio majors):

Additional course requirements

  • 3 additional hours from the metalsmithing and jewelry options
  • 6 hours (3 advanced) from a second craft
  • 3 hours from a third craft
  • 6 advanced hours of art history (3 of which must be AEAH 4840 )
  • 18 hours (15 advanced) of art electives

Minor requirements

No minor is required.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.

Other requirements

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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