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Design and make exceptional furniture for an exciting career.
Design and make outstanding furniture
In Sheridan's Furniture Studio, design and making are interconnected. You'll gain real-world, hands-on experience designing and fabricating furniture pieces by incorporating an understanding of structure, function and aesthetics, creating beautiful and functional pieces. From the moment you begin, you'll explore your creativity, develop and produce your ideas and test the limits of innovation.
Connecting furniture with society
Our students learn not only how to design and make furniture, but also how it fits into society. You'll have the opportunity to work with real clients and build a solid portfolio to launch your career. You'll also have a chance to make a difference in marginalized communities – in design collaborations with users, you'll create furniture that meets their needs and builds your profession.
Get a foundation in all Craft and Design studios
Our program provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to Craft and Design. You'll major in your studio of choice while building skills in the four other disciplines. You'll work with students and faculty from across all five studios on interdisciplinary projects that bring together a range of expertise and experiences to explore the potential of contemporary art, craft and design.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS Furniture Studio Courses FURN 16367 Furniture Design 1: Typologies 3 FURN 10261 Furniture Fab. 1: Intro to Woodworking 3 General Electives Alternate Media Ceramics 3 Alternate Media Glass Alternate Media Industrial Design Alternate Media Textiles Note: Students take two modules of 7 weeks duration each in a studio that is not their major DESN 16367 2D Visual Communication HIST 17028 Art and Design History 1 3 ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3 ARTS 17198 Design/Drawing Elective: Sketching & Drawing Fundamentals 3 OR DESN 11044 Technical Design Drawing 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Furniture Studio Courses FURN 16859 Furniture Design 2: Surfaces 3 FURN 13431 Furniture Fab. 2: Woodworking Methods 3 General Electives Alternate Media Furniture 3 Students take two modules of 7 weeks duration each in a studio that is not their major DESN 14717 Digital 2D Visual Communication 3 HIST 16367 Art and Design History 2 3 Elective Breadth 3 DESN 10229 Design/Drawing Elective Intro to CAAD 3 OR ARTS 18263 Object Drawing 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Furniture Studio Courses Furniture Design 3: Storage/Organization 3 Furniture Fab. 3: Table and Cabinet 3 General Electives Studio Electives 1 (Select any studio course that does not have a prerequisite) 3 Interdisciplinary Project 1 3 Elective Breadth 3 Elective Breadth 3 Design/Drawing Elective: How Things Work 3 OR Object Drawing 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Furniture Studio Courses Furniture Design 4: Seating 3 Furniture Fab. 4: Chair Prototype 3 General Electives Studio Electives 2 3 Intro to Digital Photography 3 Design/Drawing Elective: Digital Forms 1 3 OR Form, Structure & Surface 3 Studio History 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS Furniture Studio Courses Furniture Design 5: Linear Forms 3 Furniture Fab. 5: Table and Stool 3 Surfaces and Finishes 3 General Electives Interdisciplinary Project 2 3 Design/Drawing Elective: Digital Forms 2 3 OR Studio Photography 3 Contemporary Issues in Design 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 12
CODE TITLE CREDITS Furniture Studio Courses Furniture Design 6: Planar Forms 3 Furniture Fab. 6: Advanced Cabinetry 3 General Electives Professional Practices 3 Thesis Preparation 3 Elective Breadth 3 Elective Breadth Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS Thesis Seminar 1 3 Thesis Execution 1 6 Business Models 3 Interdisciplinary Project 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS Thesis Seminar 2 3 Thesis Execution 2 6 Marketing and Promotion 3 Elective Breadth 3 Total: 15
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
- One Grade 11 or 12 Visual Arts credit at the M or Open level or a portfolio
- Four* other Grade 12 credits (U or M)
- Minimum 65% overall average
*Applicants presenting without the senior level Visual Arts credit (at the M or Open level) must have five other Grade 12 credits (U or M)
Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required courses, with a minimum 65% overall average.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses) and the results of their portfolio, provided the portfolio is required in place of the senior level Visual Arts credits.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.
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Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan has been granted consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting December 17, 2013 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
Many graduates are local and international leaders in the field, finding employment in top design firms or establishing independent studio practices. You may choose positions in design and manufacturing industries, arts service organizations, or galleries and retail operations that specialize in craft and design, or pursue graduate education at a variety of universities throughout North America and abroad.
Here are some jobs you might find:
- Furniture Designer
- Furniture Maker
- Project Manager
- Furniture Sales and Marketing
Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (Furniture) Degree Completion
Faculty: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Program Code: PBCRCF
Duration: Full-time and Part-time
Designation: Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Campus: Trafalgar Road Campus
Start Date: September 2016
The Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (Furniture) Degree Completion program is designed for graduates of the Craft and Design (Furniture) Advanced Diploma who are looking to further their education and develop the additional skills and knowledge gained through a degree. Diploma graduates from the Furniture Studio that meet the admission requirements are eligible to apply to the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (Furniture) Degree Completion program.
The Degree Completion program will include an industry work placement (not required for students with documented, equivalent industry experience). Information about Transfer Credits and Breadth Electives will be provided to students after admission to the program.
Sheridan three-year Craft and Design (Furniture) Advanced Diploma graduates with a minimum 3.0 program GPA are eligible to apply. Graduates from other colleges and universities may apply for Fall 2017 (when available) and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants should select "Degree Completion" as the Entry Level within the ontariocolleges.ca application, and choose either Full-time or Part-time.
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.
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Co-operative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$9,182.90
Fees for International students$18,661.90
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBCRDF
|Sep 2021||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
Furniture for life
Peter Fleming, head of Sheridan's Craft and Design Furniture Studio, gives you the inside scoop on this exciting program. You'll design, research, build and test furniture pieces. You'll also work with external partners on real client projects. From two pieces of wood to finished product, you'll create pieces that will last for decades.
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