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Product & Furniture Design MA

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Full time | Knights Park | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Furniture Design Furniture Manufacture (Industrial) Product Design

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course recognises the diversity of design practice and prepares you for employment within the design industry. You'll be given time to develop a personal design approach, learn new skills and apply them to carefully-structured projects with industry partners, that prepare you for your preferred career direction. The course requires you to challenge yourself, your perceptions of design and your role as a designer. Live client projects are an integrated feature of the course providing valuable industry experience; recently the course has worked with brands including and Tefal. We additionally encourage independent external collaboration. You'll work in an enviable learning environment that includes newly-renovated studio spaces and workshops supported by attentive academic and technical staff. Faculty-wide technical resources available to students include the 3D workshop with ceramics, big build, woodworking, metalworking, blacksmithing and bronze-casting; CNC, Laser, Zund, 3D print, state-of-the-art filming environment and animation suite; industry standard photographic suite with two new digital darkrooms; newly-specified digital media workshops with hardware and software upgraded to a professional level.

What you will study

The course offers a hands-on approach to design, encompassing research techniques, collaboration, learning through making and developing finished objects intended for craft, industrial production or conceptual prototype. You'll work in the studio and workshops on specific projects reflective of the modules comprising the course. Activities can include specialist lectures, workshop inductions, group and personal tutorials, seminars and symposiums.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment will be made at the completion of each module. Module marks are added to achieve a total final mark. Assessment will be made through practical design projects, presentations, main masters project and exhibition.


This module is based on the assumption that the best jobs/careers in the creative industries do not exist ? they are invented from individual creative ambitions. The module explores how this can be approached in practical terms. The programme of study encourages you to develop a personal and critical approach to your future career, and how this can inform the development of your individual major project for the Major Project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good honours degree or equivalent in a related art, design or craft subject and/or appropriate professional experience; a portfolio of work reflecting your experience and skills working in 2D and 3D. We also welcome applicants with relevant professional or vocational experience.

University information

Whatever your reason for wanting to study further, at Kingston they will help make it work. Everyone at Kingston University is passionate about enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University collaborates with local, national and international businesses to ensure their research and...more