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Furniture Design MFA

Rochester Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
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Program description

RIT Furniture Design MFA

Furniture Design MFA - Rochester Institute of Technology

Through this MFA program, students will be given the opportunity to study and explore areas of interest within furniture design. The course will strengthen students' techniques, advance their aesthetic and design sensibilities and hone their own personal expression. During the first year, students will gain a broad overview of critical issues in the conception and production of art, while in the second, students work towards a major exhibition and final thesis project.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to undertake this MFA program need to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor degree in a field of art, science, or education from an accredited institution*
  • Demonstrate a genuine, professional potential through the quality of the undergraduate record and creative production,
  • Submit the following:
    • A portfolio
    • Official transcripts of previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Complete a graduate application

International students

Those whose native language is not English must submit one of the following minimum scores:

  • 550 - TEFL (paper-based)
  • 80 - TEFL (internet-based)
  • 6.5 - IELTS

*For international students coming from countries where the baccalaureate degree is not given for programs in the practice of art may be admitted to graduate study if the diploma or certificate received approximates the standards of the BFA, BA, or BS degrees, and if their academic records and portfolios indicate an ability to meet graduate standards.

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Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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