Undergraduate: BFA

As one of the few programs of its kind in the country, Furniture Design offers an intensive immersion in furniture, objects, research and materials (or FORM). This approach enables you to investigate the most important questions facing designers and makers today – that is, how to respond to changing technologies, new materials, variable economic conditions and evolving lifestyles.

Faculty will encourage you to experiment using a wide range of materials and approaches, integrating theory and conceptual thinking with hands-on making. As you develop more sophisticated skills, you’ll focus on the human factors of furniture design, along with the social value of studio work and the meaning of good design and responsible citizenship.

Furniture Design majors often work collaboratively with sponsored research partners – from both the commercial and nonprofit worlds – and have opportunities to showcase their work at professional trade shows and special exhibitions around the world. Graduates go on to become thinker/makers who work as commercial designers, studio artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and more.

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 Tyler Inman, BFA 06, Bench