Product & Furniture Design (MA)

Kingston University    Kingston School of Art

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years full time with a professional placement, 2 years part time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Are you passionate about designing innovative and functional products or furniture? Look no further than the Product & Furniture Design (MA) programme at Kingston University. This hands-on course allows you to specialize in either product or furniture design, giving you the opportunity to develop finished objects for craft, industrial production, or conceptual prototypes. With access to state-of-the-art workshops and cutting-edge technologies, you'll learn traditional making techniques as well as the latest 2D and 3D rapid prototyping methods. Collaborate with industry professionals on live client projects, and showcase your work at an exhibition attended by design experts. Join us and unleash your creativity in the exciting world of design.

About the course

You may specialise in either product or furniture design. A hands-on approach incorporates research techniques, collaboration and group working, developing finished objects intended for craft, industrial production or conceptual prototype.

The course is studio and project-based. You will practise interdisciplinary methods of working, often collaborating with postgraduates from other courses. Activities may include specialist lectures, workshop inductions, group and personal tutorials, seminars and symposiums. In your final project, you will be able to develop your own interests and agenda. Your work will culminate in an exhibition, attended by design professionals and press.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in a related art, design or craft subject and/or appropriate professional experience.
A portfolio of work reflecting your experience and skills working in 2D and 3D.
We also welcome applicants with relevant professional or vocational experience.

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 Course Content

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Where will I study?

Where is Kingston University


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Through the generous support of Kingston University alumni and friends to our Inspire the Future campaign, we are able to offer 20 postgraduate scholarships to progressing Kingston University undergraduate students and recent graduates (class of 2020-2022 only). The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research. The scholarship offers a 40%* reduction in fees for taught masters or postgraduate diploma courses with September start dates.

Your application will be judged on:
your academic success to date and your future potential, as evidenced by undergraduate module results, awards and references from those who have taught you at Kingston University
your demonstration (in your personal statement in the application form) of the impact studying this course will have on your future and the wider world

* Please note that the Inspire the Future scholarship cannot be combined with other Kingston University scholarships or discounts. Therefore, for those who are eligible for a 15% or 10% fee discount, the total discount they would receive for each year of their course, if awarded an Inspire the Future postgraduate scholarship, would be 40%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

40% reduction in tuition fees.


To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence
- must also meet one of the additional criteria listed on our website

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Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 3,500


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