Online (via Zoom)
Short Course

Professional
Furniture Design

Online
(via Zoom)
Short Course

Professional
Furniture
Design

Course Duration

8 x 2 hour online sessions
3.30pm - 5.30pm UK Time
(2 days per week over 4 weeks)

Next Course Schedule

September 28th, 30th, October 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th & 21st

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications required, just an interest in furniture design

Assessment

No exams — Course exercises only,
practice from home

Qualification

Investing in Your Future Certificate accredited by AIM Qualifications + NDA 'Furniture Design' Certificate

Course Summary

Develop Specialised Furniture Design Skills
with the award winning Rock Galpin!

Enrol on this one-month workshop to learn the essential skills used in professional furniture design. This course is ideal for interior design and product design students looking to expand their design skill-set, professional interior designers looking to create custom furniture; or anyone intending to work in or establish a business in furniture design.

This course is taught by the well-known furniture designer Rock Galpin. It takes you through the design journey, from understanding your clients, developing ideas, making and testing models, to sourcing manufacturers and materials. It also touches on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy, User Centric Design, and Experience Design. There are plenty of exercises and hands-on training throughout the course.

Join our intensive short course with live online lessons to learn the skills you need to become a professional furniture designer!

Course Duration

Online Course (via Zoom)

To complete the course, you will need to attend 8 x 2hr live online lessons, scheduled over a 4 week period, with lessons twice a week.
All classes are taught online via Zoom.

Assignments

  • Assignments will be set to allow you to practice.
  • You will have access to additional online learning resources.

What Will I Learn?

Online Course (via Zoom)

You will be trained to be a professional modern furniture designer, taught by an award winning designer. You will be taught the core, essential skills, and the knowledge and process to be a practicing designer with tutor and class feedback; from brief, client, ideation, concept development in 2D and 3D to a final resolved presentation including an appearance model, set for prototyping your design.
Student take-away
A portfolio of your project in presentation boards, sketch models and final scaled model of your design with a specification and technical package.
By the end of this course, you will:

About Your Tutor

Rock Galpin

Furniture Designer

The course tutor is award-winning designer and consultant Rock Galpin, with over 30 years of international industry experience in furniture design consulting. He has been teaching short courses for professionals, and Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses in top London UK universities in the subjects of Product Design, Industrial Design, and Furniture Design. Rock has design agencies established in London and Dubai.

Next Available Course

Online lessons run for 2hrs – Tuesdays & Thursdays over 4 consecutive weeks:

September to October Course

What Will I Study?

The course is organised into 8 classes, with 4 assignments and a final project.

  • Week 1
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4

Intro to Furniture Design, Research & the Design Process

Client Decoding, Designers’ Tools, Ideation, Manufacturing/Materials & Model Making

Concept Development & Presentation in 2D, Ergonomics, Scale and Model Making

Design Completion, Communication Prep, and Final Presentation

Intro to Furniture Design, Research & the Design Process

Client Decoding, Designers’ Tools, Ideation, Manufacturing/Materials & Model Making

Concept Development & Presentation in 2D, Ergonomics, Scale and Model Making

Design Completion, Communication Prep, and Final Presentation

Accreditation

As with all NDA courses this short course is accredited. On successful completion of this course, you will receive the Investing in Your Future Award certificate accredited by AIM Qualifications and the NDA Furniture Design Short Course certificate.

What Will I Need To Study?

Alongside a computer, an internet connection and downloaded Zoom software (free), there are some essential and recommended design equipment and materials required, which can be sourced through most large stationery shops.

Equipment & Tools

Model Making Materials

Computer Software Skills

(Not essential to complete course)

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Course Fees

Standard

$ 1,250
  • For non-NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Limited spaces available on each course,
    enrol now!

NDA Students

$ 1000
  • For former or current NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE
    to pay the lower fee!

*All fees in US dollars.

Get In Touch

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help enrolling online. One of our tutor team will be happy to assist.

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