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Academy of Art’s Best of the Best: The Spring Show Showcase

This year’s Spring Show, hosted online, gives you plenty of inspiration and zero excuses to check out Academy of Art University’s Best of the Best. Here are four students with their art portfolio,…

Setting Up a Jewelry Design Home Studio 101

(by Karen Chesna) Building a jewelry design and/or metalsmithing studio at home doesn't require huge pieces of furniture or equipment, but there are rules to follow.

Spring Show 2019 Retrospective – Fashion & Design

Fashion and Design—two of the core subjects taught at Academy of Art University, offering a clear opportunity to showcase one’s creativity and technical skills. It’s definitely a show wherever these…


Female Leaders in Art & Design: Elizabeth Shypertt

While most industries tend to be male-dominated, there are those that are filled with women. Does this mean the work environment becomes a lot easier?

Understanding the Trade: Ethical Jewelry Practices and Sustainable Jewelry Brands

The use of ethical jewelry practices helps protect the environment. Find out more about these practices and some sustainable jewelry brands.

JEM: A Timeline Exhibit

RSVP: School of Jewelry & Metal Arts Showcases New Jewelry Designers in Major Exhibit

What: JEM: A TimelineOpening Reception: November 7, 2019 | 5:30PM-7:30PMExhibit Dates: October 28-November 21, 2019Where: Atelier Gallery, 79 New MontgomeryRSVP


Jewelry as Art: Comparing and Contrasting Jewelry Design With Metal Arts

Jewelry design and metal arts often go hand in hand at art schools, so it’s important to understand the similarities and differences between them if you’re interested in this field.

How to Become a Jewelry Designer: An Introduction

When you learn how to design jewelry, you can use those skills paired with entrepreneurial insight to build a career doing something you love to do.

A Guide to the Business of Jewelry Design & Metal Arts

Learn student business skills and polish your creative talent with an undergraduate or graduate jewelry design degree.

Necklace by Academy student Yiyang Wang

A Guide to Professional Jewelry Making Programs: Classes to Expect

What exactly do you learn in a jewelry making program? Find out more about the types of classes offered and how they can help you jump-start your future career.