Furniture Design

Rated as a top furniture design program in the country and located a short distance from the residential furniture capital of the world, the App State Furniture Design concentration has a proud history of serving the furniture industry for more than 70 years. The curriculum offers students a design-based education that emphasizes hands-on skills, research, problem solving, critical thinking, and professional development. Through industry collaboration, personal exploration and direct contact with manufacturing, students develop essential skills to be competitive in today's emerging markets.

The culture of the concentration is to create citizens that are socially conscious and sustainably appropriate in the development of their designs. In addition to the studio classes, the curriculum includes foundational courses in design, materials and manufacturing, digital design and fabrication and professional practice. Through a series of electives, students can tailor their experience.

Furniture Design Concentration Program of Study [2018-2019 to Current]

Furniture Design Concentration Program of Study [2017-2018 and Prior]

Students who complete this program often pursue careers in:

  • Residential furniture design firms and manufacturing
  • Contract furniture design firms and manufacturing
  • Freelance, consulting and design for royalties
  • Marketing, sales, showroom design
  • Entrepreneurship and custom furniture design and fabrication