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Artisanry and Craft Design

By studying artisanry and craft design, students learn techniques used in the production of ceramics, pottery, jewelry and more. With a degree in artisanry and craft design, students can find long-term career prospects in business, education and art.

Inside Artisanry and Craft Design

When thinking about the art world, images of fine art hanging in museums or galleries may come to mind. However, some individuals in the art world work in artisanry and craft design, which may be loosely defined as designing art that is functional as well as aesthetically appealing. A professional in this field may work in ceramics, clay, glass, metal, textiles, jewelry or another medium. He or she might study folk art for inspiration and be trained in fine art techniques.

Education Information

Because opportunities and positions in the art world are varied, there is no standard educational requirement. This doesn't mean that craft artists can't pursue formal education, however. Programs in artisanry and craft design as well as fine art are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Craft designers who hold one of these degrees have the option of becoming art teachers, although they may need to fill additional certification and education requirements. The links below give an overview of degree programs for students in this field.

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