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Furniture as tool, furniture as icon

This postgraduate certificate focuses on the cultural, physical and psychological relationships between ourselves and furniture through conceptual engagement, material investigation and academic contextualization. The certificate is production-oriented, with a strong emphasis on hands-on experimentation and lab work.

The certificate is based around three core furniture design studios to be taken sequentially:

  • GDES 3B15 Furniture 1 deals with the conceptual, expressive and iconic element of furniture.
  • GDES 3B25 Furniture 2 builds on this experimentation and introduces elements of production and utility.
  • GDES 4B11 Furniture 3 is a self-directed, project-based studio with an emphasis on a student-led final outcome.

The postgraduate certificate in Furniture Design provides students with a cultural, conceptual and practical understanding of the area of furniture, allowing them to focus on and specialize in project work.

Students must take one of the following: 0.5
ENVR 1B04 Materials and Methods
FABR 2B05 Introduction to Fabrication: Wood
INDS 2B18 Material Explorations 3 (1 & 2 are prerequisites)
Condition: If one of these courses is part of a student's major, this 0.5 credit prerequisite cannot count towards the minor. In this case, the student will be required to take an extra 0.5 credit expansion studio in place of this prerequisite.
The following five courses are required: 2.5
GDEX 3B04 Furniture Construction Methodologies
GDES 3B15 Furniture Design 1
GDES 3B25 Furniture Design 2
GDES 4B11 Furniture Design 3
VISD 3B32 History of Furniture (LST)

Total 3.0


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