Wayne State University

Minor in Blacksmithing

Students can hone in on critical thinking and creative problem solving as they develop blacksmithing skills including handwork, machining and digital fabrication and refine their ability to produce artwork, commissions and utilitarian tools. Students majoring in art, design, physics, engineering, education and other interested majors can apply this "physical" material application to their fields and creative/research projects.

Students must complete 21 credits as specified below:

Select one course ( 3 credits) from the following:

  • ACR 1050 – Drawing I (3 cr)
  • ACO 1200 – Surface Studio (3 cr)
  • ACO 1230 – Space Studio (3 cr)
  • ACO 1270 – Time Studio (3 cr)

Select one course ( 3 credits) from the following:

  • AH 1110 – Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval (3 cr)
  • AH 1120 – Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern (3 cr)
  • AH 1130 – Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa (3 cr)
  • AND 6320 – History of Modern Design I

METALSMITHING COURSES (12 credits)

  • AME 2600 – Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing (3 cr)
  • AME 2650 – Blacksmithing I (3 cr)
  • AME 3650 – Blacksmithing II (3 cr)
  • AME 4650 – Blacksmithing III (3 cr)

Select one 2000-level Studio Art course (3 credits)

  • Select from Fine Arts areas: ACR, ADA, AFI, ADR, APA, APR, APH or ASL

To declare your minor, fill out the online Declaration of Major or Minor Portal