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O que eu aprenderei?

Why study this course?

This research-led and practice-based MA addresses the needs of graduates from furniture and related discipline backgrounds, or those who wish to collaborate with professionals in the field. Our Furniture Design MA is one of several postgraduate design courses that co-exist at the Cass, offering rich opportunities for the collaborative and multidisciplinary approach that is a feature of the current and future design sector, and a requirement for success in the field.

The course is grounded in the understanding that design is a key driver for change in society and the environment. However, traditional roles in design are increasingly blurred and designers need to be able to negotiate complex and ambiguous problems. The challenges and opportunities for designers are being constantly reimagined, as the unpredictability of the future tests our capacity to adapt, invent and apply creative design solutions to emerging needs. Graduates of this course will design furniture products and systems that have not yet been conceptualised.

More about this course

The future is largely shaped by design decisions, which implies a responsibility for designers to combine experimentation and radical thinking with care, effective research and collaboration with those who will be affected by the outcomes of designers' work. The work of a designer is not limited to ensuring that furniture is safe and functions well.

You'll want to imbue your work with meaning, to use it to communicate, to engage emotions and inspire response. Furniture also needs to be designed to be attractive and desirable in the marketplace and relevant to consumers, meaning you'll need an exhaustive overview of current and forthcoming furniture products in order to be competitive.

Design and research occupy a large proportion of the course; the research and development process of design is rehearsed through your project work. In parallel with theoretical research, you'll generate, communicate and evaluate all kinds of innovative ideas and concepts for furniture. You'll discover what design research will reveal the widest range of proposals for testing, how best to inform producers of what you have in mind and how best to evaluate concepts.

The Cass is a community that shares a commitment to contemporary design and its global and local contexts, a passion for design in all its forms and desire to test the premises of the field. We aspire to effect real, meaningful and beneficial change through our design work and our Furniture Design MA is a part of that vision.

The UK furnishings industry is a large and growing part of the economy – currently one of the top three growth sectors in British industry. According to the British Furniture Confederation, there are about 330,000 jobs in the furnishings sector, one third of which are in the 8,000 making and manufacturing companies based in the UK, with employment and self-employment opportunities ranging from design, craft and manufacture to specification and consultancy.

Where this course can take you

The creative industry in the UK is huge and about half of all those involved in the design sector work in London. Located in the creative hub of the East End, The Cass offers excellent opportunities for students and professionals to showcase cutting-edge design within related industries and venues. Through work placement and live projects, you will create design projects that are commercially and creatively relevant to global consumer markets.

De qual departamento farei parte?

London Metropolitan University

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

Valores
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Data de início

Setembro 2022

Localização

Aldgate

Calcutta House,

Old Castle Street,

London,

Tower Hamlets,

E1 7NT, England

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Students who have completed US Bachelor degrees with Cumulative Grade Point Average minimum of 2.70/4.00 is required with at least 30 credits from one specific subject area, and a relevant well written statement in support of the application that demonstrates the applicant’s suitability, interest and motivation will be considered. Academic IELTS Overall score required: 6.0. Component scores required: Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

Para estudantes internacionais

You will be required to have: a first class or strong upper second class degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. Applicants will also be expected to present a portfolio and provide a statement demonstrating their ambition for the subject area and for studying at postgraduate level. Related employment or consultancy within the field can also be considered alongside the portfolio and statement. Academic IELTS: Overall score required: 6.0; Component scores required: Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT): Overall score required: 72; Component scores required: Listening: 17; Reading: 18; Writing: 17; Speaking: 20.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

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