The jewelry and metalsmithing (JAM) minor curriculum provides the same base of knowledge as the JAM major, but allows the the student to choose a path within the program that suits his/her interests. Each student may decide to take jewelry oriented courses, metalsmithing courses, or a combination of both. The curriculum also gives the student an historic understanding of the field and an opportunity to discuss many of the current issues faced by jewelers and metalsmiths.
The minor in visual culture exploits one of the unique strengths of Syracuse University: a world-class arts school in the midst of a research institution. The minor provides you with the critical skills necessary to address the evolving intersection of art, design, and communication in a variety of contexts including the art world, advertising, fashion, politics, and popular culture.