Fall 2017 Course Schedule 

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    WF 101

    Introduction to Woodworking

    This is a beginning level skill-building elective in joinery techniques and structural connection problem solving.  Assignments and exercises focus on the practice and practical application of joinery techniques, in-depth hand and power tool use and the application of this information to a distinct body of work.  Assignments develop an understanding of basic mechanical systems and proceed through advanced joint making processes with an ongoing reference to the historical context.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisites.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 3 hours/week.

    3 credits
    WF 225

    Intermediate Woodworking & Furniture Design

    This is an intermediate level skill-building elective in joinery techniques and structural connection problem solving.  Assignments and exercises focus on the practice and practical application of joinery techniques, in-depth hand and power tool use and the application of this information to a distinct body of work.  Assignments develop an understanding of basic mechanical systems and proceed through advanced joint making processes with an ongoing reference to the historical context.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: WF 101.

    Prerequisites : WF 101.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    WF 235

    CURViture

    This course examines the conceptual and structural possibilities of bending wood as it applies to functional and sculptural approaches. Assignments and exercises focus on the practice and practical application of solid wood and plywood. Exercises will cover simple and complex bends, fixture mechanics, and clamp/vacuum bag applications. Students will apply these newly acquired skills to make a minimum of one project.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: WF 101 or permission from instructor.

    Prerequisites : WF 101 or permission from instructor.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    WF 321

    Woodworking & Furniture Major Studio

    This course explores the making of furniture & furniture related objects.  Through technical demonstrations, conceptual discussions and material explorations, students will gather the skills needed to begin constructing their ideas with wood as their primary medium. Drawings and models will be used to generate and refine projects.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: WF 101 and one WF elective.

    Prerequisites : WF 101 and one WF elective.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    WF 421

    Woodworking & Furniture Major Studio

    Within this course, it is expected that each student begin to develop a significant body of work and the ability to articulate that work in preparation for their thesis and final semester. Multiple advanced techniques are covered and students are required to organize, exhibit and document their work within an all-department exhibition at the end of this course.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: WF 321 & WF 322.

    Prerequisites : WF 321 & WF 322.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits