At SFCC, you’ll learn the many facets of jewelry making and small metal construction in the well-equipped studio of the Jewelry/Metal Arts program. You’ll acquire a wide range of foundational fabrication techniques such as sawing, filing, piercing, soldering, forming, and finishing. These skills are refined and developed in our technique-driven curriculum that includes silversmithing, lapidary, stone-setting, enameling, and casting. Beyond technique, the Jewelry/Metal Arts program seeks to engage students in exploring both historical traditions and contemporary issues within the field.
Whether your goal is to open your own studio, find employment in the industry, or use these skills for your individual creative expression, the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program will provide the basis for becoming a professional artist.
The Jewelry/Metal Arts program offers a certificate that can be completed while working towards an Associate in Fine Arts degree.
According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jewelers, precious stone, and metal workers earn an annual median salary of $35,783 and can take their talents anywhere.