GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Furniture Design, Making and Technology (Level 8) Bachelor of Science in Furniture Design, Making and Technology (Level 7) Year 1 (Common Entry)

Code: GA984 Level: 8 Code: GA974 Level: 7

How do I decide which degree option to take? • Projects

Why study Furniture Design, Making and Technology? This programme is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a rewarding and exciting career in the furniture and wood manufacturing industry. Students first develop skills in a wide range of furniture manufacturing principles and learn the latest computer aided design software used in industry. In second year, students choose one of the degree options at the end of year one – Design, Making or Digital. In third year, a year-long work placement is undertaken where students can choose from a wide variety of companies in Ireland or overseas. In fourth year, students have the opportunity to further develop their technical expertise and learn about research and management skills to allow them pursue roles in management within furniture and wood manufacturing enterprises. New Common First Year offers choice to students All students undertake a common first year before deciding which degree option to take. Subjects are designed to provide students with an introduction to furniture making techniques, materials, and equipment.

During the year students get a taste of each degree option through a subject called Projects. In this subject, students create different furniture pieces using a wide range of furniture making techniques. Specially designed projects introduce students to the type of skills they will develop in each degree option. • Guest lecturers The college invites guests and recent graduates from industry to give an overview of the career opportunities in each degree option. • Consultation with lecturer Towards the end of first year, students will have a discussion with their lecturers, review their academic results and assess their suitability for each degree option. • Make the choice! Students decide and select the preferred degree option, choosing a route in Furniture Design and Manufacture, Furniture Making and Architectural Woodworking or Furniture and Digital Manufacturing.

Subject

What the student learns

Furniture making techniques and how to use wood and other materials in making furniture projects of very high quality. The tools, equipment and machinery used for wood manufacturing Introduction to principles of design, sketching, furniture history, presentations techniques

First Year Subjects

Manufacturing Skills 1

Design Elements

Introduction to CAD and technical drawing for furniture

Computer Aided Design Materials and Techniques Learning and Innovation Skills

The different techniques used to manipulate wood and related materials The skills you need to develop reports, presentations, and portfolios

National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology

Campus Letterfrack

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Duration 3/4 years

Talk to us: James Corbett, Lecturer Tel: +353 91 742689 | E-mail: james.corbett@gmit.ie

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