Metalsmithing and Sculpture programs at Siena Heights University
have evolved together over the past twenty-eight years. Both programs
are currently based on an integration model that allows them to
interact easily. In the spirit of contemporary Metalsmithing, a
curriculum has been developed that includes all forms of metalworking
as avenues for investigation beginning with jewelry making. Students are presented with an environment
that emphasizes traditional techniques as well as current innovation.
Particular attention is paid to the exploration and understanding
of technique, materials and their integration into personal vision.
has evolved beyond its traditional boundaries to include
interdisciplinary lines of investigation. These include techniques that relate to printmaking, painting, photography, graphics and ceramics. Students are encouraged to
pursue their creative visions regardless of their traditional or
jewelry and small scale object fabricating equipment and facilities