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Furniture Design (formerly Woodworking and Furniture Design) AOS
As an internationally recognized school that merges art with craft, the School for American Crafts is a leader in crafts education. The school's majors provide an educational experience that balances technical expertise with aesthetic expression in the creative and practical understanding of wood, metal, clay, and glass. Educational objectives seek to stimulate creative imagination and technical invention, develop knowledge of process and command of skills, and foster appreciation not only of the crafts but also the related arts. The majors strive to inspire the student to seek continual improvement through analysis and self evaluation.
The associate of occupational studies degree in furniture design is a highly-focused, two-year course of study. Students will learn how to use and care for basic hand tools and begin to explore the technical and visual potential of wood. Over the two-year experience, increasingly sophisticated techniques and design concepts will be introduced. Students will complete courses in two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, freehand drawing, technical drawing, furniture history, and crafts business practices.
Furniture Design, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|CGEN-201||Crafts Drawing Practice||3|
|CWFD-201||Furniture Design Sophomore I||6|
|FDTN-131||3D Design I||3|
|CGEN-202||Crafts CADD Drawing||3|
|CWFD-202||Furniture Design Sophomore II||6|
|FDTN-132||3D Design II||3|
|FDTN-121||2D Design I||3|
|CWFD-301||Furniture Design Junior I||6|
|CGEN-501||Crafts Promotional Materials (WI)||3|
|Art History Electives†||6|
|CWFD-302||Furniture Design Junior II||6|
|CGEN-502||Crafts Business Practice‡||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||60|
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing Associate's degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.
† Art history electives are non-studio courses offered in CIAS or COLA that examine the historical aspects of art, design, crafts, photo or film.
‡ Crafts Business Practices (CGEN-501) satisfies the upper-level writing requirement in the major program.