COURSE INFORMATION

Fife has a long history of providing training for the furniture industry, and we continue to develop the highest standards of skill and craftsmanship for which this course is recognised.

Design and manufacture projects are integrated to fully enhance the design and make ethos and the course aims to enable you to develop innovative and created design for furniture related artefacts.

  • One year full-time (after successful completion of HNC: Furniture SCQF Level 7)
  • Two years full-time
  • Materials, workshop practice, furniture specification
  • History of furniture
  • Furniture: machine function and use
  • Furniture: Graded Unit 1

You will also study from the following optional units:

  • Developmental drawing
  • Materials for design
  • Workshop project; timber techniques
  • Furniture manufacture
  • Art and design project
  • Experimental techniques
  • Upholstery restoration

External Candidates

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above within Art and Design/Craft and Design
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis based on portfolio of art and design work in your field of study and experience
  • Portfolio as required or evidence of project/artefact
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise

Internal Candidates

One of the following:

  • HNC: Furniture SCQF Level 7
  • National Certificate: Art and Design SCQF Level 6
  • Another appropriate creative course at SCQF Level 6
  • BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise SCQF Level 10 at Fife College
  • BA (Hons) degree provision including Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University and other UK centres
  • Furniture designer/maker
  • Designer in manufacturing industry
  • Shop fitting industry
  • Independent furniture maker
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • Production of an art portfolio or evidence of project/artefact manufacture