May 23, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

METL 226 Metal Casting Exploration

College of Art, Media & Design

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Wax working for jewelry and small-scale sculpture, rubber molding processes, and lost wax/centrifugal casting of bronze and (optional) sterling silver and karat golds. Extensive technical information for students who are design-oriented. Assignments allow projects in all formats (design, one-of-a-kind jewelry, fine art, etc.) and students are encouraged to use techniques innovatively and expressively. Students taking the course a second time choose one aspect of the course (wax carving, wax modeling, wax impressions, vulcanized rubber molding, etc.) and produce a small body of work investigating that aspect in depth. Procedures for sending out work to professional contract casters are also covered.

Prerequisites Complete 12 credits from subjects IMAG, TIME, OBJT, ENVI, or COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course may be completed 2 times for credit.