Furniture Design and Manufacture Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This exciting and stimulating practical course is for those who want to learn about designing and making high quality one-off pieces of bespoke furniture. The course will enable you to develop and improve your practical skills whilst increasing your knowledge of furniture design and manufacture.

The course has a very strong bias towards designing contemporary pieces of furniture while reflecting on and maintaining traditional furniture design and manufacturing skills. You will develop an appreciation and knowledge of design principles and then use these skills to design and manufacture a minimum of two exhibition standard pieces of furniture.

You will cover modules such as:

  • Craft studies
  • Design, research and development
  • Business skills
  • Designing phototypes
  • Spray finishing

Assessment Methods

Assessment includes practical project work, project diaries and evaluations, discussions, written assignments, small research and design assignments, student presentations plus end of module exams.

Progression Options

You could find employment in a variety of craft trades or become self-employment. Alternatively, you could progress to art, design or craft subjects at degree level.

Course Summary

Course Title Furniture Design and Manufacture Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range, including
Maths, English, or a Level 2 City & Guilds furniture qualification. Entry is
also subject to a successful interview.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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