A furniture design master's degree designed to advance your personal aesthetic through the study of contemporary practices and critical reflection in furniture design.
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 two-dimensional and three-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; RIT - College of Art and Design
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||100.00%|