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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (Furniture)

Design and make exceptional furniture for an exciting career.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Develop innovative solutions, appropriate to the target market.
  • Plan and execute the creation of objects following a creative process of research, ideation, visualization, analysis, production and evaluation.
  • Critically evaluate design decisions and develop defensible lines of argument that support those decisions.
  • Explore the potential of materials and processes to develop unique and innovative objects.
  • Develop a personal aesthetic that differentiates the work from that of their peers.
  • Incorporate knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design theories, principles and historical practices in the conceptualization and development of studio work.
  • Synthesize material from other academic disciplines in order to enrich and inform studio practice.
  • Integrate appropriate research methodologies to sustain a professional practice.
  • Engage in meaningful discourse regarding the larger social context of a craft or design practice.
  • Integrate the principles of visual language and design in the development of studio work.
  • Produce innovative objects that reflect a critical understanding of contemporary art, craft and design issues.
  • Create work for a variety of social and cultural contexts such as speculative work for galleries, client-driven commissions, trade shows, and varied levels of production.
  • Exhibit self-direction in project conceptualization and realization.
  • Participate effectively in the critique process, both in giving and receiving feedback.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully in multidisciplinary teams, taking on a leadership role as needed.
  • Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices in dealing with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employers.
  • Apply project management principles and workflow processes to plan, deliver and evaluate projects.
  • Incorporate a variety of networking, financial, marketing and promotional skills in order to build and sustain a professional practice.
  • Create a business plan to support the development of a professional practice.
  • Evaluate outsourcing opportunities where applicable to the fabrication of work.
  • Apply a variety of technologies and materials and studio-specific processes to the creation of studio work.
  • Use photography and digital image manipulation as a means for documentation and promotion of studio work.
  • Use two and three dimensional design software in the development of studio work.
  • Implement ergonomic principles and health and safety standards in the studio environment.
  • Exhibit behaviour respectful of the studio environment and the academic community.