Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Design (Furniture)

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. 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.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent 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 may also need to submit a digital portfolio.

Course modules

Year 1 (MA full-time): practice 1: design intention, practice 2: design proposition, practice 3: design furniture major project, option unit (contested territories, digital futures, health and wellbeing, images and archives, making our futures-ecological arts and sustainable design, negotiated study, object and context, the museum and the city, writing research and funding proposals), professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA full-time): practice 4: contextualising, practice 5: realisation and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MFA Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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