The Jewelry Program at UNC presents a comprehensive study of basic and advanced techniques and processes for the creation of wearable art. Non ferrous metals are used along with semi precious stones and mixed media. In addition to wearable art, the Jewelry program addresses historical and contemporary design concepts, critical analysis and symbolism in fine art jewelry.

The Jewelry Studio is housed in the recently renovated Arts Annex. It has been design to address health and safety concerns of the metals students and provides equipment for a broad spectrum of metalsmithing techniques.

Quick Guide: Jewelry

Classes in the Jewelry program may include:

  • Jewelry
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Art History

Career options for graduates of the Jewelry program include:

  • Studio Artist
  • Art Educator

Learn about the application process to UNC and the School of Art & Design.

How to Apply

To learn more about the Jewelry program or to schedule a visit to the School of Art and Design, contact Melanie Poston at (970) 351-1921 or

View Jewelry Faculty and Staff

"Getting my hands dirty in several different medias really helped me grow as an artist by allowing me to explore my own interests freely. With support from the knowledgeable professors, I feel very confident about my future endeavors, inside the classroom and out."

Caitlyn Urhammer

Faculty & Staff

CeCe Wire

The Study of Jewelry