Full-time Programs


Cabinet & Furniture Making


Jewelry Making & Repair

Locksmithing & Security Technology

Piano Technology

Preservation Carpentry

Violin Making & Repair

Sean Hardeo CA '06

At NBSS, you get a big picture perspective. You know what's supposed to happen before and after. Everybody should learn this way... I don't look at the world the same way now that I know how to build a house. That's priceless.
Ken Craggs CF '07

The biggest obstacle I faced before applying to NBSS was my own doubt. After I decided to go for it, everything fell into place... The Cabinet and Furniture Making program gave me the skills to make whatever I dream up. It was an excellent investment in my life and career.
Brent Hull PC '93

There is no other place to get this type of training. If you want to set yourself apart, NBSS will give you more credibility and knowledge than you could get with 10 years in the field. It is the best money you will ever spend.

Continuing Education Classes

Sharpen your skills or learn a new craft.

News & Events

Celebrating Fine Bindings
R. Scott Reedy

NBSS was a mecca this year for professional bookbinders and collectors of fine and design binding, thanks to not one but two traveling bookbinding exhibits. The New York-based Guild of Book Workers presented Vessel during the summer of 2016 at NBSS, and in the following summer of 2017, the Colorado-based American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) presented Open • Set.

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First Time's the Charm
R. Scott Reedy

Two recent Violin Making & Repair graduates won awards for their work at the biennial Violin Society of America convention—and it was their first time entering a piece. According to Department Head Roman Barnas, "The makers who compete at the VSA represent the highest level of violin making in the world. What Justin and Evan have achieved is unheard of."

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