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Furniture design and making courses

The study of/training in the design and making of furniture for residential, commercial and public environments.

Studying furniture design and making at university

Example course modules

  • Design procedures
  • Design principles
  • Fundamentals of design
  • Design process to product
  • Professional practice in context

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 41%
    Male : 59%
  • Mature : 21%
    School leaver : 79%
  • Full-time : 96%
    Part-time : 4%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • Art or a design-related subject

Useful to have

  • Art
  • Design technology

Application checklist

Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.

  • January application
  • October application
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Entry test
  • Work experience
  • Audition

Personal statement advice

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