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Furniture Diploma
One Year Diploma in Furniture Design


Introduction

Furniture design is a specialized field where form and function combine to provide unique design solutions that transform the spaces around us. Furniture then, is one of the most important aspects of an interior space. It not only contributes to the functionality of a space but also adds style and personality.

Furniture has evolved and changed with time; some styles have remained somewhat constant throughout the years, while others have drastically changed or become obsolete. Today, creating new furniture styles is often seen as a type of industrial art form.

A furniture designer is a professional who designs and creates different types of furniture. Each piece of furniture that he conceives and creates must serve a variety of purposes. It must be functional; at the same time it must also be practical, comfortable and attractive. Other factors including how the piece is put together and what materials are used to make it must also be considered.

Most furniture is made from a combination of wood and metal. Some furniture, such as couches and chairs, will also usually be covered with material, which should be soft and comfortable as well as attractive but what is most important is how a designer utilizes his aesthetics in relation to the space and accordingly devises appropriate solutions.

Aims & Objectives

The one year professional diploma in Furniture design introduces students to the field of furniture design. Lectures, class discussions, studio assignments and case studies provide students with an appreciation of the complexities and nuances of the built environment towards a more meaningful and responsible furniture design process.

Students explore traditional and contemporary materials and manufacturing methods unique to the furnishing industry as well as those common in other fields. The objective is to understand the complex process of furniture design and address issues of function, structure, context culture and resolve their design solutions.

Learning Outcome

In this course, students are expected to develop the skills and techniques that will effectively convey design ideas required in the furniture design profession. The course explores both the conceptual and structural issues involved in the design and construction of a project utilizing a range of techniques and commonly used furniture material.

This program will equip the students with the knowledge of the History of Furniture, contemporary furniture trends, Material & Fabrication, conceptual drawing, Auto CAD 3 dimensional drawing ,drafting, along with woodworking, model making classes and business practices.
This course will also enhance the presentational skills of students & groom them so that they can compete and survive in the professional world.

Course Structure

Duration:                       1 Academic Year
1-Academic Year:           2 Terms
Evening Programme:      2:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Days/Week:                   Monday-Friday


Entry Requirements

F.A/FSc. or any equivalent Certificate with minimum 45% marks.


Admission Criteria

Interview
Portfolio
Applicants are advised to bring any related work to the interview.


Course Outline

Theory: 25%

History of Furniture Design
Material and Fabrication
Professional Practice

Practical: 75%

Major Furniture Design (Research, case studies, conceptual drawings, presentation, execution)
Tools and Machinery (wood workshop)
Drafting (plans, sections)
Model Making
Drawing (2D and 3D)

  • Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Principal
Programme Director
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
M.A. Chelsea College of Arts, London
Ph.D. (Fine Arts) University of East London, London
Post Doctoral Research Fellow AVA, London
Advanced Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal

  • Muhammad Shahzad Tanveer

Muhammad Shahzad Tanveer
B.A, LLB, LLM (Candidate)
Administrator

        Furniture Design

         Shahzad Manzur
         (Coordinator)

        Faculty Furniture Design:
  • Fakhar Ullah Tahir
  • Anees Khan
  • Ahmer Shahab
  • Ayesha Salman
  • Amna Afzal



Fee Structure

Admission Fee

Rs. 7260 (one time)

Registration Fee

Rs. 2750 (one time)

Examination Fee

Rs. 1595 (one time)

Degree Fee

Rs. 1100 (one time)

College Security

Rs. 1000 (one time)-refundable

Library Security

Rs. 276 (one time)-refundable

Total

Rs. 13981 (payable at the time of admission)


Tuition Fee

Tuition Fees

Rs. 9350 (per month)

January to March 9350 x 3

Rs. 28050

April to June 9350 x 3

Rs. 28050

July to August 9350 x 3

Rs. 28050

September to December 9350 x 3

Rs. 28050

Total tuition fees for 12 months

Rs. 112200

Grand Total (Tuition Fees & Admission)

Rs. 126181/-


Note: The fee is payable 3 months in advance and is to be calculated for the calendar year. It is non-refundable.