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Masters degree in Furniture Design provide advanced study and training in the design, use and maintenance of furniture in residential, commercial and public environments.
Taught MA and MFA courses are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Woodwork or Design Technology.
From bedroom furniture to dining, garden equipment and play apparatus, a Masters in Furniture Design can point you to a wide variety of specialisms for your future career.
Training typically includes a range of vocational design methods including traditional craft such as woodwork, alongside modern techniques such as 3D modelling, digital design and user-centred design.
Economic practices and business management procedures are also a key component. This includes exploring technological innovations within the industry, developments for sustainable design, as well as branding, marketing and sales.
As a Furniture Design practitioner, you could work privately running your own bespoke furniture service, perhaps even specialising in the assistance of disabled individuals. You could also work in film and TV studios designing sets, or even with heritage agencies to conserve furniture in large estates and public areas such as parks.
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This research-led and practice-based MA addresses the needs of graduates from furniture and related discipline backgrounds, or those who wish to collaborate with professionals in the field. Read more
This research-led Interior Design MA addresses the needs of graduates from interior design and related discipline backgrounds, or those who wish to collaborate with professionals in the field. Read more
This course focuses your practice on an industry sector and broadens your career and research horizons. Your chosen project becomes a vehicle for developing your creative abilities and analytical skills, and for locating your work in the professional world. Read more
Our MA Design. Products and Furniture course is aimed at the designer who wishes to develop innovative products, furniture, systems or services. Read more
The furniture industry is undergoing profound transformation and therefore companies are reconsidering their product ranges, presence in international market, distribution channels, and product and brand communication. Read more
The programme acknowledges and contributes towards Birmingham’s vast industrial heritage and geographical position, maximising professional links, trade fairs and its transportation network. Read more
Become a connoisseur in the history of design, decorative arts, craft and material culture The Master of Arts in Decorative Arts & Design History is offered through a partnership between the Corcoran School and the Smithsonian Associates , the education, outreach and membership unit of the Smithsonian Institution. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-woodworking-graduate The MFA program in furniture design is structured around the individual student’s needs, interests, and background. Read more
The Specializing Master in Design for Kids & Toys is organized in partnership with Assogiocattoli , which represents Italian manufacturers and distributors working in this industry. Read more
Admission to the course is through interview and presentation of a portfolio of relevant work. Applicants are also required to produce a statement of intent that broadly outlines their intended programme of study. Read more
Design problems will be addressed through applying a process of systematically interrogating design practice; using design methods to analyse and comprehend situations and behaviour and generating alternative and novel, even experimental solutions. Read more