Masters degrees in Wood Crafts provide postgraduates with the skills to design and develop products for aesthetic and creative purposes, with wood as the source material.
Courses are typically taught MA or practise-based MFA courses, with entry requirements normally including an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Design Technology. Sufficient work experience may also be accepted as an alternative entry in some cases.
Courses in this field are highly variable, with options to specialise in a range of fields from art history to vocational craft work, to teaching and social care. For example, you might opt to take a practical approach, training to become an independent practitioner to produce items such as jewellery or bespoke furniture.
There is also a growing trend in the artistic community with regards to engagement in social practises in the community. This includes for example the creation of art as a therapeutic activity. Other courses may focus on the social and historical significance of woodcrafts across the globe – from the Aboriginal totem poles of Canada, to the love spoons of Wales.
Other careers may involve industrial manufacturing of products such as homeware, or working with companies to source their wood responsibly.