Studies in ‘Furniture Design’ has given a significant platform to the furniture concept and its industry. This course is helpful to those students who wish to create a new design in it with modern look but without changing its old philosophical view.
The University of Nottingham Trent University, offers 1 year full time / 2 years part time MA course in Products and Furniture design. (https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/architecture-design-built-environment/pg/2018-19/ma-design-products-and-furniture). The Kingstone University, London, also offers a studio and project based Masters programme in Product and Furniture design which “recognises and prepares students for the diversity of design and practice.” (http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/product-furniture-design-ma/). University Arts London’s Central Saint Martins, MA in Design (Furniture) “develops your creative abilities, imagination and expertise in relation to real design world demands by linking formal design approaches with practice – led research.” (http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-design-ceramics-furniture-or-jewellery/). The University has also says more about the, “Designers need to be able to think creatively and strategically about the identity of products and their cultural backgrounds and to support their ideas with innovation, commercial thinking and ethical questioning.”
The Manchester School of Art offers MA / MSc / MFA course in Product and Furniture Design which is an “innovative collaboration between Manchester School of Art, the University’s Faculty of Science a and Engineering, and Business School.” (http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/postgraduate/ma-msc-mfa-design-productandfurniture/)
The Virginia Commonwealth University MFA in Fine Arts with Concentrations in five disciplines like Ceramics, Fiber, glassworking, jewellery / metal working and one among these is woodworking / Furniture Design. (http://arts.vcu.edu/craft/mfa/). The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) offers MA and MFA in furniture design. “Collaborations with peers in related creative spheres lead to groundbreaking projects like SCADpad, where SCAD furniture design students innovated micro – housing furniture solutions that were both functional and breathtaking”. (https://www.scad.edu/academics/programs/furniture-design). The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) offers two years full time MFA in course in Furniture design and also a three years MFA to few qualified students, “where they attend RISD as a graduate student in a preparatory year utilizing a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in preparation for the two – year MFA curriculum and thesis work”. (http://www.risd.edu/academics/furniture-design/graduate/).
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design offers MFA in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. (https://www.konstfack.se/en/About-Konstfack/Departments/Department-of-Design-Interior-Architecture-and-Visual-Communication/Interior-Architecture–Furniture-Design/)
The career in furniture designers on its website that, furniture designer’s work for large companies or for small independent businesses. Some furniture designers work on a freelance basis creating furniture pieces on demand for customers. (https://www.theartcareerproject.com/become/furniture-designer/)