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Furniture Design MFA

Advance your personal aesthetic through the study of contemporary practices and critical reflection.

Program skills

Students learn the full spectrum of woodworking: one-of-a-kind studio art furniture, commission work, production and limited edition work, involvement in industry and sculpture.  Technical training begins with a firm foundation in the use and maintenance of hand and power tools. Students gain experience in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design, freehand drawing, technical drawing, art history, and business practices. Students develop their creative imagination and technical invention, develop knowledge of process and command of skills, and appreciation of the crafts and related arts.

Program facilities equipment

SAC boasts the latest equipment in all areas of design, arts, and crafts, which aid students in their technical development. Our program features a modern, comprehensive woodworking facility with 4,800 square feet of bench room space and a 2,300-square-foot machine room, with well-maintained woodworking and metalworking equipment, veneer press and steam bending rooms, spray booth, wood storage, drawing rooms, and labs for computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting work.

Program job titles reported

Craft Artist; Sculptor; Furniture Designer; Designer

Select program hiring partners

Belkov Yacht Company, BDDW Handmade American Furniture, George Nakashima Woodworkers, Gunlocke, Edgewood, Icon Design & Wendell Castle Collection,  Kittinger Furniture Co., Richard Wrightman Design, Mirror Show Management

Industries


  • Performing and Fine Arts

  • Fashion

  • Design

  • Museum

  • Retail Stores

100%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

100%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 0%
Full-time Graduate Study 100.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 0%
Full-time Graduate Study 100.00%
Alternative Plans 0%