London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Highly experienced designers, furniture makers, restorers and specialists in most areas of the field, including internationally recognised practitioners such as William Warren, will teach you the skills you need for a successful career in furniture design, manufacture, craft or restoration. Our experience in the sector and our industry contacts are a result of 150 years of teaching high quality furniture courses and preparing graduates for employment. Our large and uniquely extensive industry standard traditional and digital workshops as well as spacious studios and labs, situated in London's creative East End, ensure we are at the cutting edge of new developments ' not forgetting however, to treasure our heritage as the former London College of Furniture. Many FdA students progress to Year 3 of our BA Furniture degree course. Our graduates leave ready for employment or to become freelance designers and makers. Added value: In 2012, four of our BA and FdA Furniture graduates were chosen for ICON magazine's 14 most promising talents from all UK design schools.

Course Modules

1st year topics include: industry drawing practice; handcraft and machining skills in wood and metal; material technology; software; cultural and historical studies. 2nd year topics include: individually designed furniture projects; specialist skills; business studies /care of collections.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
3 - 4 years
Part Time Day

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 64
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • Course specific