This qualification has been designed in partnership with the University of Chichester in response to feedback from industry who are looking for a workforce, which has an understanding and skills of the whole process of furniture production and project planning from design to production planning and final production, including an understanding of the processes involved in furniture making. The qualification will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in three key areas of furniture production: • Advanced Craft Skills • Furniture Design for Production • Production Planning Skills You will be developing your design skills to produce high quality prototypes, which are suitable for production in small batches. You will also be exploring how the furniture industry organises production by developing production plans considering all aspect of production and putting your plans to the test by batch producing items of furniture. As part of this, the program will help you develop the skills for you to be able to reflect on your own performance and consider ways of improving production. To help you with the above you will also be developing CAD skills. Small student focused learning through applying theory to practice in combined lectures and workshops: • Strong emphasis on your personal development within a supportive environment to improve your readiness for the workplace • Implementing a project approach where you will have to opportunity to design real projects, plan the production and produce the items then reflect on the process and develop improvements in production.
The qualification will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in three key areas of furniture production: Year 1 Semester 1: • Production Methods & Simulation • CAD/ CNC • Business Modelling & Planning Year 1 Semester 2 • Prototyping for Production • Design Analysis & Development Year 2 Semester 1 • Production Planning & Simulation • CAD / CNC 2 Year 2 Semester 2: • Design & Prototype • Design Analysis & Development 2 • Marketing & Communication
You will be assessed using a range of tools including written tasks, practical activities and employer led case studies.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Brinsbury Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature students would be considered without academic qualifications if they can demonstrate a strong creative portfolio or industry experience. All students need to show at interview the desire to succeed in a demanding and ever changing creative industry.
Additional entry requirements
Students will need to demonstrate a background of suitable skills in Design, Woodwork and Furniture Making at Interview. Mature Students with Industry Experience and a portfolio of design or woodwork.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English. Results to be no older than 1 academic year.|
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.