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The Foundation Degree in Furniture Design and Make is linked closely with the furniture industry and aims to inspire creativity in design and excellence in craftsmanship through work related study. Situated in the Rycotewood Furniture Centre our students develop skills as creative thinkers and makers who innovate furniture craft through the exploration of materials and skills. The programme balances design, craft and theory to nurture furniture designers and makers of excellent ability who can progress to employment or further study with a broad understanding of the processes involved in the design and craft of furniture.
You will be taught by highly professional furniture designer/makers who have been in industry and are kept up-to-date with current practices. You will have access to a dedicated IT suite, design studio, veneering, spray finishing upholstery and wood machine workshops. Work related experiences are fully integrated into the programme and include regular guest speakers, live project briefs, competitions and visits. Your study culminates in a professional public exhibition for the industry that provides you with networking opportunities.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Normally the requirement would be: Either: a minimum of the equivalent of two years’ full-time relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting evidence of ability to study at academic Level 4 evidence of support from their employer and recommendation; Or: a minimum of one A-level at grade C plus the equivalent of 5 GCSE passes at C grade or above normally including Mathematics and English Language - or a recognised equivalent vocationally related qualification, or; A National Diploma in General Art and Design or; An Art Foundation course, or; Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Furniture, or; Access to Art and Design
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7570||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7570||Year 1|
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