|Program Available Online?||No|
|Application Deadline||February 15 Priority Deadline|
|Admit Term||Fall Term Only|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
The MFA in furniture design is structured around the individual student’s needs, interests, and background. As such, the program seeks to strengthen students' techniques, advance their aesthetic and design sensibilities, and hone their personal expression. The first year of the program exposes students to a broad range of critical issues related to the conception and production of art, serves to inspire and provoke their critical reflection, and facilitate the development of a preliminary thesis topic. In the second year students propose and fully engage in a thesis project, which culminates in a major exhibition in the spring.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|CWFD-701||Furniture Design Graduate Studio I||6|
|CWFD-702||Furniture Design Graduate Studio II||6|
|ARTH-605||Thinking About Making||3|
|FNAS-702||Fine Arts Research||3|
|CGEN-702||Crafts Graduate Seminar||3|
|CWFD-790||Furniture Design Thesis Initiation||6|
|CWFD-890||Furniture Design Thesis Resolution||9|
|CIAS Studio Electives||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||60|
To be considered for admission to the MFA program in furniture design, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
The School for American Crafts offers a Studio Residency program for students in ceramics, furniture design, glass, and metals and jewelry design. Residence positions are limited and are awarded after the review of all applicants’ portfolios, transcripts, and references. An interview is required. Accepted residents are required to register for one independent study credit during each semester of residence.
Accepted residents are expected to be present in their assigned studio during class hours and to contribute up to 10 hours of work per week in the main studio. These work hours are coordinated and overseen by the faculty in the resident's discipline. In exchange, the school will provide workspace, access to facilities, and supportive instruction. The resident is invited to participate in the full range of studio activities.
Participants may be those seeking additional studio experience prior to undergraduate or graduate study, early career professionals, or teachers on leave who wish to work again in an academic studio environment. The faculty in each discipline will make decisions concerning appropriate candidates.
Inquiries should be made to the Studio Residency Program, School for American Crafts, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603.
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