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Story: Dec 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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We caught up with CIA grad Zack Petroc, model supervisor behind the Disney blockbuster Big Hero 6, and asked him how his CIA education helped him succeed. Find ...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

View details Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

CIA Exhibition: Apr 02, 2015

Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Jewelry & Metals: Mechanisms

Course No. MET351.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals

The course will focus on mechanisms, catches, latches, and hinges, for movement and closure of jewelry and small-scale objects, as well as linkage systems, and findings for jewelry. Technical exercises and finished pieces will be accomplished. Slides, demonstrations and samples will supplement the course. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors and all electives.

Jewelry & Metals: Mechanisms

Course No. MET451.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals

The course will focus on mechanisms, catches, latches, and hinges, for movement and closure of jewelry and small-scale objects, as well as linkage systems, and findings for jewelry. Technical exercises and finished pieces will be accomplished. Slides, demonstrations and samples will supplement the course. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors and all electives.

Jewelry + Metals: Mechanisms

Course No. MET 251-351-451  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals

Throughout the history of jewelry and metalwork mechanisms have served physical, aesthetic, and conceptual functions, from movement to closure, ornament to interaction.
This course is designed as a project-based curriculum to offer experiences to learn to design and make mechanisms, catches, latches, and hinges for movement and closure of jewelry and objects, as well as linkage systems, findings for jewelry, and mechanical objects. Each student has the opportunity to complete technical exercises, samples, and finished work for your portfolio. Slides, demonstrations and samples supplement the course. Open to Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Prerequisite: MET249 Introduction to Jewelry + Metals.



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