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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Furniture Design and Making


Course Code:  5M2012 FD5
Award Code(s):  5M2012
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
DFEi has a long history of providing training for the furniture industry and DFEi continues to develop the highest standards of skill and craftsmanship for which these courses are recognised.

In Year 1, learners interested in design will be introduced to the use of hand tools and woodworking machinery as they construct their furniture projects. In Year 2, learners further develop their skills to create more complex designs. They achieve a higher level of hand skills and wood machining competences using modern technologies including CNC.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Furniture Making
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Drawing
Wood Finishing
Veneering and Marquetry
Safety and Health at Work
Communications
Word Processing
Work Experience

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Photographer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Textile Designer   Industrial Designer  
Illustrator   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Packaging Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Architect   Fashion Designer  
CAD Technician   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Camera Operator   Animator  
Graphic Designer   Creative Director  
Ceramics Technologist   Cabinet Maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Machinery Technician   Carton maker  
Toolmaker   Glassmaker  
Printer   Draughtsperson  
Instrument Craftsperson   Modelmaker  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Ergonomist  
Metal Fabricator   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Carpenter / Joiner  
Theatre/Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer/maker  
Horologist   Blacksmith  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Engineer - Transport Design  

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Progression Routes

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