About the school

About the school

Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture ranks amongst the world’s top five furniture making and design schools – and each year our courses buzz with up to 25 furniture designers learning the best of traditional and modern furniture making.

We are now taking applications for the full-time course 2017/18 and an Early Bird Discount of £750 is available to students who have their place fully registered by 31st January 2017.

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Furniture courses

Furniture courses

Our furniture school runs furniture design courses and cabinet making courses, giving you the skills to become a professional furniture maker and woodworker.

  • Intensive nine-month furniture design, making and restoration course
  • Practical course with 1400 hours of hands-on bench time
  • Encouragement and enabling of design and creativity
  • Parallel assistance with marketing and public relations opportunities
  • Inspiring countryside location in Europe’s most beautiful country!
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International students

International students

The Chippendale International School of Furniture is located near Edinburgh in Scotland in the UK.

As an international school, many of our students come from outside the UK.  For our 2016/17 course, we will be joined by students of all ages from Australia, India, South Korea, Poland, USA, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

A limited number of Travel Bursaries are available to students joining us from overseas.  For full details, please contact the school.

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Short Furniture Courses

Short Furniture Courses

Our furniture school runs intensive nine-month furniture making courses, providing the equivalent of a three-year course in less than a year.

Each year, we also run several short, five-day ‘Experience Courses’, with 2017’s courses being run on the following dates:

  • Monday 20th to Friday 24th March 2017 (FULL)
  • Monday 3rd April to Friday 7th April 2017
  • Monday 26th to 30th June 2017
  • Monday 18th to 22nd September 2017
  • Monday 18th to 22nd December 2017

Anyone completing one of our five-day courses and then going on to join our full-time course will have the cost of the short course deducted in full from the full-time course fees.

Our Courses

International School of Furniture

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