Furniture Design and Making

Furniture Design and Making

Full Time 1 Year Course

This one year, full-time course offers learners an exciting opportunity to design and make their own furniture. The practical nature of the course enables students to learn the essential skills and techniques in furniture making and design. This course provides students with many progression routes.


This one year course is centred around the practical nature of woodworking and students will learn techniques in both hand skills and machinery use. The course will have a strong emphasis on process and design which will enable students to generate design ideas and to produce finished pieces of furniture.
Classes in metalcraft and finishing techniques will give students opportunities to develop a unique range of skills.

Students will complete work experience as an integral part of the course. The students will work with a realistic design brief to create functioning furniture for public use. Guidance will be provided to students throughout the course to assist them to achieve their full potential.

Course Content
  • Furniture Making
  • Wood Finishing
  • Art Metalcraft
  • Combined Materials
  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI: Furniture Design and Making 5M2012

Entry Requirements

Students who have reached  Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied standard are invited to apply. Mature students without formal qualification but who have relevant experience may also apply.

Additional Requirements

Admittance to the course will depend on satisfying an interview board of the candidate’s suitability. Students will be required to provide samples of their work such as drawings or made objects.

Progression and Career Prospects


  • Interior Design (DT544)
  • Timber Product Technology (DT169)
  • Architectural Technology (DT175)
  • Architecture (DT101)
  • Product Design (DT001)


  • BSc. Architectural Technology (CW 407)


  • BSc. in Furniture Design and Manufacture (GA981)
  • BSc. in Furniture and Wood Technology (GA982)
  • Teacher Education (GA980)