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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design

Rochester, USA

2 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

Aug 2024

USD 41,424 / per year **


* Full-time: February 1 priority deadline, rolling thereafter

** $41,424 - $54,974 | based on credits taken


The furniture design master’s program is structured to support each student’s individual interests and aesthetic development. While engaging in the design and construction of a range of furniture objects, students are challenged to advance aesthetic, conceptual, and design sensibilities while simultaneously strengthening their building techniques and construction strategies. Students are exposed to a broad range of contemporary practices and creative approaches to design and art-making in support of experimentation, critical reflection, and the development of a personal aesthetic and design philosophy.

The first year of the MFA in furniture design 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 facilitates 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.


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