The jewelry and metalsmithing program at Bowling Green State University offers a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional approaches aimed at promoting a broad spectrum in the technical and conceptual development of visual language. We are dedicated to providing education that meets high standards of excellence, emphasizing the importance of keeping abreast of current methodologies available to visual artists and of providing students with fresh insights which add greater value and substance to the university environment. Our program integrates the various areas of human experience and expression, combined with aesthetic exploration, material and technique, historic references and personal experiences as specific points of departure to address the relevant themes in our lives and arts today. The focus of the curriculum is on problem solving, creative thinking, and the development of skills which relate to the different approaches artists and designers have toward their disciplines.
Additional educational opportunities are provided through workshops, lectures, visiting artists, and field trips to museums, artist studios, museums, and exhibitions. BGSU is located within close proximity to numerous museums and galleries as well as local organizations such as the Ohio Designer Craftsmen and Michigan Silversmiths Guild.