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.

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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.

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Seven Stunning Jewelry Creations: The Art of Timeless Jewelry Making

As it turns out, there’s more than one ring to rule them all. If jewelry making is your jam, you probably never stop dreaming up eye-catching pieces that demand attention. So here’s a dazzling…

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Alumni Success: Yolanda Chiu’s Dolls Brought to Life in Florida CraftArt Exhibit

A selection of MFA alumna Yolanda Chiu's thesis work is currently on view in Florida CraftArt's Dolls and Where They Live exhibition. Among the diverse range of dolls submitted by…

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Alumni Success: Hsinyu “Candy” Chu Awarded MJSA Vision Award

Every year, the MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America) Vision Awards celebrate outstanding craftsmanship, skill, and innovation in the field of jewelry design. The JEM…


Alumni Success: Azita Mireshghi Lands Cover of 1968 Magazine

With one of her thesis necklaces, Majesty, landing the cover, eight of Azita’s bold pieces can be found in the Winter 2017-18 issue of 1968 Magazine, an upscale fashion and art magazine…

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Artistic Expressions: Lucy Huang’s Student Story

Artistic Expressions: Lucy Huang's Student Story

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How to Photograph Your Artwork for Success

The Jewelry & Metal Arts (JEM) Club presents How to Photograph Your Artwork for Success on Monday, December 4th from 1:00-3:00pm at 410 Bush Street, room 101. Featuring special guest…

From Studio to Showcase: Jewelry and Metal Arts Students Shine on the Big Stage

Tucked inside of a quaint jewelry gallery space at the historic Cannery building at Fisherman’s Wharf, a naturally eclectic necklace rests elegantly on the black fabric chest of a perfectly-figured…

Vogue Arabia Features Jewelry Designs by Recent Graduate

Since debuting her designs at Academy of Art University’s 2016 Spring Show, alumna Deema Hefzi has already crafted a name for herself that’s being heard throughout the jewelry industry. Hefzi, who…