Taught course

Design: Furniture

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
Qualifications
MFAMFA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Design - Furniture is concerned with relationships between people, contexts and environments and the designed consequences. Furniture design activity in this context should be considered as a prospective and not prescriptive pursuit so the question ‘What can contemporary furniture practice be’ is particularly relevant.

There is access to an extensive range of workshops, both traditional and digital and to a broad range of three-dimensional design and craft cultures, including those related to the design and/or making of domestic products ceramics, glass and jewellery. The flexible nature of the programme not only allows the development of a practice within a discreet furniture related area but also and importantly, encourages the cross fertilisation of ideas, preoccupations and practices.

The MA Design: Furniture is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 - Design Intention

Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following*

  • Contested Territories
  • Digital Futures
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Images and Archives
  • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
  • Negotiated Study
  • Object and Context
  • The Museum and The City
  • Writing Research and Funding Proposals

*subject to change

Unit 3: Practice 2 - Design Proposition

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project

If you choose to progress to MFA Design:Furniture award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This award is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MFA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MFA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquires Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969