In the last five years, more than 77% of MCAD graduates have found work in the areas they majored in.
This is no accident—MCAD’s furniture design curriculum gets students focused on their careers early and enables them to successfully transition from student to professional.
Furniture designers use a variety of skills to create furniture and related products for industrial, commercial, and domestic clients. Designers may work alone or alongside colleagues, creating concepts and designs that balance innovative design, functional requirements, and aesthetic appeal.
Purchase product lines of furniture and accessories from manufacturers and furniture makers to be sold in retail stores. Stay up-to-date on industry trends and consumer behaviors.
Develop and design retail store fixtures, display units, mannequins, etc.
Create furniture for everything from mass production to custom or "art furniture." Custom furniture is often designed and produced for individual residences, museums, specialty stores, and other businesses that have specific needs.
Construct furniture in assembly type fashion or aid with custom construction. Expert craftsmanship and attention to detail is necessary.
Entails a range of work from designing specialized theater or interior lighting to designing lighting for retail sale.