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Metals & Jewelry Design Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

The Allesee Metals and Jewelry Design program blends the historical and modern context of jewelry design and metalwork with focused technical training in a variety of traditional and contemporary materials and processes, preparing you for a wide variety of careers in the commercial and fine art jewelry fields.

By stressing the function of jewelry in people’s lives and the formal principles and elements of design rather than individual narrative or conceptual elements, and by facilitating internship opportunities through industry connections, the program enables you to enter the field immediately after graduation.

Possible Careers

  • Fine and Costume Jewelry Designer
  • Custom Goldsmith
  • Independent Production Design/Entrepreneur
  • Jewelry Educator
  • Jewelry Manufacturer
  • CAD Surfacer for Product or Jewelry Design
  • Technical Designer (3D Printing and Manufacturing Consultant)

Where KCAD Metals and Jewelry Design alumni work


Where KCAD Metals and Jewelry Design alumni have attended graduate school

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL) – Master of Fine Arts, Metals
  • Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) – Master of Fine Arts, Jewelry and Metals

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