Furniture and Cabinetmaking
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Department of the Arts
Hicks Art Center • Phone (215) 968-8425
Curriculum Code No. 3187
This one-year certificate program develops essential entry-level skills required in the furniture/cabinetmaking business. An introduction to the history and theory of making functional wooden objects is combined with studio practices related to handling materials and employing safe working methods. The program provides students with practical experience in using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment routinely used in the industry.
Graduates of this certificate are able to:
- Design and create functional wood products.
- Design furniture and parts of furniture two dimensionally using digital and manual drawing techniques.
- Prepare and present a formal, professional-quality portfolio of work which may be used to apply for a position in the field.
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Note: Studio courses can be expensive. Lab Fees may be required.
Certificate Course Requirements*
|VAFW100 Fine Woodworking Fundamentals||3|
|VAFW140 Cabinetmaking B||3|
|VAFA100 Drawing Fundamentals A||3|
|VAMM130 3-D Modeling Concepts||3|
|VAFW138 Table Systems B||3|
|VAFW136 Bending and Veneering B||3|
|VAFA193 History of Modern Art||3|
|VAFW190 History of American Furniture||3|
|VAFA250 Fine Arts and Design Portfolio StudioB||3|
|VAFW Fine Wood Studio Electives|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Suggested Electives (select 2 courses):
|VAFW133 Woodcarving/Furniture B||3|
|VAFW137 Chair Construction B||3|
|VAFW145 Conceptual Furniture B||3|
|VAFW181 Woodturning II B||3|
|VAFW280 Cooperative Education/Fine Woodworking B||3|
A Portfolio review required with Fine Arts advisor.
BRequires prerequisite and/or co requisite.
*Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.