Course Description

Explore the styles and functions of furniture in the Western world, from ancient times to modern day. The course looks at furniture and interiors of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, 18th Century America, Neoclassicism, the Victorian era, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, modern, and post-modern, as well as contemporary furniture styles.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • assess why furniture matters. Furniture is both functional and decorative. The creation of a furniture piece captures the essence of the designer/fabricator and embodies the qualities and values of a particular moment in history.

  • explore how furniture first came to be and how it continues to evolve as an expression of material and form. From highly functional pieces to uniquely creative art, furniture design is a complex and varied expression of materials and forms that we live with on a daily basis.

  • explore how to select furniture for your homes by learning how to identify and assess furniture construction, form and materials to best suit your space. 


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9:00AM to 3:00PM
Nov 16, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $195.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Textbook
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2866. 

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