Featuring schools with degree granting programs and non-degree or certificate of completion programs
RIT’s Furniture Design program has engaged students in technical, conceptual, and design development, while fostering individual creative interests. With a foundation in traditional woodworking technique and mastery, the studio-intensive curriculum also provides access to the latest technologies and supports innovative object making in all its forms.
The Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is located in the heart of downtown Portland, ME, just streets away from Casco Bay. The College is celebrating 140 years this year (1882 – 2022). Matt Hutton founded the Woodworking & Furniture Design program at MECA&D back in 2004 due to a growing interest in the discipline.
Edinboro’s Art Department, which has about 500 students and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), offers a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Woodworking/Furniture Design. Students gain experience using a wide variety of hand and power tools, completing assignments on topics such as chair design, box and cabinet construction, bending wood and designing for production.
The Cabinet and Furniture Technology Program (CFT) at Palomar College is a hidden gem located in San Marcos, California. Our 60-year-old program features world-class facilities, phenomenal instructors, and a dedicated and talented student body. The depth and breadth of our woodworking curriculum are unparalleled and we offer a variety of classes and certificate degrees in Cabinet Making, Instrument Making, and Furniture Making. Palomar College is part of the California Community College system, making tuition very affordable for California residents.
The Charleston Woodworking School (CWS) is an independent, educational organization dedicated to the design, making and conservation of furniture. This program is unique to South Carolina and the region.
The SDSU Furniture Design and Woodworking program has a long legacy of balancing technical process and knowledge with creative development and conceptual exploration. We focus on process, discourse, fun, and function, as well as experimentation in both traditional and contemporary technologies.