Top Schools for Ceramics & Jewelry

Following are the top schools offering Ceramics / Metals / Jewelry programs:

San Diego State University
- Ther School of Art, Design and Art History is one of the top fine arts programs in the nation, rated 58th by US News (2009).
- SDSU's graduate program in jewelry and metalwork is ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools 2009".
- The goal of the Jewelry & Metalwork program is to assist students in the development of a mature artistic statement based upon intellectual, aesthetic and technical capabilities in conjunction with their career goals.

Alfred University--New York State College of Ceramics
- The Ceramics program is rated No. 1 in the nation (US News 2009).
- The College is organized into the School of Ceramic Engineering and Materials Science and the School of Art & Design.
- School of Art and Design offers a four-year, professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of of Art and Design. Concentrations include Ceramic Art; Expanded Media (Design, Print Media, Video, Sonic and Interactive Art); Painting, etc.

California College of the Arts
- Tied for 3rd in Metals / Jewelry (USNWR 2009).
- Named one of the world's best design schools by Businessweek magazine.

US News Fine Arts Specialty Rankings: Metals / Jewelry (2009):
1 SUNY--New Paltz
2 Rhode Island School of Design
3 California College of the Arts
   University of Wisconsin--Madison
5 San Diego State University
6 Cranbrook Academy of Art
7 Temple University
8 Rochester Institute of Technology
   University of Kansas
10 Indiana University--Bloomington (Hope)
    Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
    University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
    Virginia Commonwealth University

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