Design: Products and Furniture MA at Nottingham Trent University

The Design: Products and Furniture MA at Nottingham Trent University equips students with the skills to develop innovative products, furniture, systems and services.


School: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University
Course: MA Design: Products and Furniture
Location: Nottingham, UK
Course dates: September 2022 to September 2023
Application deadline: 1 September 2022

MA Design: Products and Furniture at NTU is aimed at designers looking to master their approach to developing innovative products, furniture, systems and services.

Underpinned by a focus on your own specialism, you'll explore the multidisciplinary field of design, challenge the norms in design thinking and engage with the realities of designing for new and emerging markets.

You'll analyse the relationship between traditional craft skills, new technology and modern manufacture, with ideas and approaches informed by collaborative working and hands-on experience.

Through contemporary research and industry-applied projects and briefs, you'll consider materials and manufacturing and a broad range of strategies and approaches to help explore and understand markets, social needs, and end-users.

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), this course is aimed at design professionals or graduates from a related design background.

You'll develop advanced design, technological and manufacturing skills that will open doors to a range of opportunities.
You could carve out a globetrotting career with a huge multinational; you could work as a specialist for a low-key private consultancy.

You could build and grow your own business. We'll show you the options, and we'll build your training around the direction you anticipate taking as a graduate.

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Top image: Aenigma by Caterina Fratino, student of MA Design: Products and Furniture, who graduated in 2021.


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