Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design B.F.A.

Vermont State University is one of the few schools in the country that offers degree programs in fine woodworking and design. Your Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design will give you the skills, experience, and confidence to walk into any shop with a professional portfolio in hand, ready to create fine homes, furniture, and cabinetry — or start your own company. You will take most of your courses at the Vermont Woodworking School, a 15,000-square-foot, historic barn/modern woodworking and carpentry shop with dedicated bench space for students and state-of-the-art equipment.

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Why Study Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design at Vermont State?

  • Career readiness: Prepare to start your own small business or pursue careers in the wood products, manufacturing, and fabrication industries. Or establish yourself in the art world and high-end furniture design community.
  • State-of-the-art facility: You will have your own dedicated bench space at the Vermont Woodworking School, located 20 minutes from the Vermont State University-Johnson campus, complete with state-of-the-art bench rooms, mill shops, a finish room, a 12-seat computer lab, a photo studio, common areas, and galleries.
  • Industry-standard software: You will graduate with skills using Fusion 360 and CAD programs, which are essential for design jobs in the wood industry and beyond.
  • Professional portfolio development: Before graduating, you will assemble a professional portfolio and establish a regular studio practice, setting up strong, smart, and healthy working habits for your career.
  • Professional art world access: You’ll become familiar with the professional art world outside of woodworking, including exhibition venues, graduate schools, and grant opportunities.

Financial Aid for Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design to students across Vermont and beyond. More than eighty percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.