Craft & Material Studies
In Furniture, students approach object making through a deep investigation of how different materials influence form and function. Beginning with a strong foundation in technical woodworking in tandem with rigorous material exploration, students are prepared to create furniture that can fit into a range of industries — from product design to studio production and sculpture. Furniture students learn fabrication skills in wood, metal, and foundry, and the curriculum allows them to take additional electives in areas that will enhance their practice, including Ceramics, Glass, Metalsmithing, Fiber and Textiles, Product Design and Sculpture.
Watch CCS students work with Wilsonart, a global manufacturer of laminates, for a sponsored research project.
A degree in art and design can lead to multiple creative careers. CCS’s curriculum teaches the type of critical thinking and professional skills that give graduates great flexibility and many options as their careers unfold.