College program



The École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal (ÉÉAM) offers, in collaboration with the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, a technical college program in Applied Arts and Crafts – Fine Woodworking discipline. Borne of Jean-Marie Gauvreau’s École du meuble tradition, a beacon institution in Quebec’s creative furniture sphere of the last century, the ÉÉAM is dedicated to the training and development of fine woodworking artists in Quebec. On top of its quality technical education based on traditional know-how, the ÉÉAM has chosen to focus on design, creation and conceptual development in order to provide a balanced program on both technical and artistic perspectives; inspired by tradition, yet defined by a contemporary approach.

College Degree · Fine Woodworking · 573.AC

This three-year program will introduce you to a set of techniques necessary to design and build one of a kind, limited series or custom-made wood furniture, objects and creations.

Mostly offered in French, this program can also accommodate English-speaking students in a bilingual approach; general education component in English (college-level general courses), combined with a technical education in woodworking in French. Students interested by this option must therefore possess a good knowledge of basic French.

Specialization courses are given to small groups by experienced professional artisans active in the fields of design or woodworking. With them, you will learn to master all stages of carrying out a project; from design, to development through drafting, choosing the materials, shaping and ornamentation, up to finishing techniques. Supported by qualified teachers and workshop technicians, you will learn to use safely a series of hand and power tools, as well as quality machine-tools . Furthermore, a series of courses on management and marketing will allow you to develop your knowledge and entrepreneurial skills in order to become a professional woodworker/designer.

You can take advantage of activities and events specially aimed at the school’s students and graduates, such as exhibits, conferences, skills workshops, awards and contests, etc. Register to attend the ÉÉAM and enter a welcoming, open and stimulating learning environment!

1 Program · 2 Schools

The École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal offers this program in collaboration with the Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Specialization courses are given at the ÉÉAM studio-school, and general education courses are given at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Students pursuing a bilingual program are registered at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, but they attend co-sponsered general education courses at Dawson College. Student schedules are organized to ease transport between the two institutions.

Secondary school prerequisites: DES or the equivalent


  • Expenditures for each session are to be expected, mainly for the purchase of tools and materials.
  • This program is only open at fall.
  • Candidates from outside Canada must first contact the École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal, by email or by telephone at 1 877 409-7407 (toll free).