Furniture designers balance aesthetic and conceptual concerns with practical and functional requirements to create large- scale objects and furnishings society uses to organize and enhance environments.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
At SCAD, furniture design students master the fundamentals and learn the design processes through which products are conceived, developed, fabricated and marketed. Student designs are evaluated for style, comfort, utility and durability through the creation of computer renderings, scale models or prototypes.
SCAD is the only academic member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Furniture design students are encouraged to seek new applications for traditional practices and consider issues of sustainability in materials, process and practice.