Bachelor in Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Associates in Arts (A.A.)

Students enrolled in Northern Vermont University's (NVU) Bachelor of Fine Arts or Associate of Arts in Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design take the courses in their major at Vermont Woodworking School in our 15,000 square foot historic barn turned modern woodworking facility. NVU students study in the same classes and the same faculty as VWS's Immersion students.  


NVU Students are assigned a bench at the Vermont Woodworking School and participate in an average of 6 to 9 credits of their full 15 credit course load each semester.  The remainder of their courses are completed at Northern Vermont University, located 20 minutes from Vermont Woodworking School on a beautiful rural campus with about 1,650 students enrolled.  


Northern Vermont University students have access to the best of both worlds. Students can participate in NVU's liberal arts classes, extra-curricular and sport activites, take advantage of campus amenities including workout facilities and pool, campus cafes, theatres and galleries, on campus housing and meal plans, and NVU's Visual Arts Center.  And while at VWS, students can access our full woodworking facility including bench rooms, mill shops, finish room, a 12-seat computer lab, photo studio, common areas and gallery.  

To learn more, please complete the Request More Info form below to add your name to the list of interested students.  Once we receive this form, we will  contact you with additional information about the Northern Vermont University option, and will connect you with their Admissions Office. You are welcome to call us at 802-849-2013.  We would be happy to speak with you about your goals and whether this or another program is a good fit for you. You are encouraged to speak with Vermont Woodworking School Director, Carina Driscoll,

For detailed curriculum information, please click on the links provided.