Furniture Design | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Furniture Design

Functional Art
at the Next Level

From in-class collaborations and critiques to real-world work experiences, MCAD furniture design majors spend days welding, sandblasting, drilling, sewing, and more. With access to a comprehensive range of tools and materials, students design and fabricate furniture that blends functional forms with expressive style. Additionally, there is an emphasis on experimentation and cross-pollination with other practices, like sculpture, to broaden what’s possible in your work.

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Hear about the student experience

As a Furniture Design major, you will:

  • Develop technical and conceptual furniture design skills. 
  • Recieve advanced training in both iterative design and fabrication while also exploring new materials, machinery, and technology.
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media, including sculpture.
  • Acquire professional skills and knowledge for a career in your chosen field.

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Class Highlights

This Bachelor of Fine Arts program emphasizes a collaborative process of working on teams with students from all MCAD majors. Required classes include: 

  • Lighting and Accessories
  • Furniture Design: Materials and Techniques
  • Furniture as Art
  • Textile and Surface

 

 

After MCAD

There are many paths to explore with a degree in Furniture Design. Potential careers include:

  • Fixture Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Furniture Fabricator
  • Lighting Designer
  • Interior Designer

"During my time in the program, I realized I wanted to focus on the design aspect of furniture making, and tailored my projects to meet that goal." –Colin Corrado ’14, Furniture Designer for Blu Dot