Graduate Furniture, Lighting and Fixtures

Course of Study

The typical length of study for the MS in Furniture, Lighting and Fixtures is four full terms plus one ArtCenter (ACL) summer term. The program may be completed in two years. A three-year option includes two additional full terms.

Curriculum subject to change.

2-year (5 terms)

TERM 1 - FALL
Topic Studio–Furniture 3
Topic Studio–Lighting 3
Digital Process 6: Furniture 3
Materials and Innovation 1 3
History and Business of Production Furniture 3
TERM 2 - SPRING
Advanced Topic Studio–Furniture 3
Advanced Topic Studio–Lighting 3
Digital Process 7: Furniture 3
Grad Seminar 3
Theory, Concept, Culture 3
TERM 3 - SUMMER (ACL)
Research Project—Industry Sponsor OR Internship 6
TERM 4 - FALL
Topic Studio 3
Thesis Studio 1: Furniture 6
Fabrication Innovation 1: Furniture 3
Classroom to Career 3
TERM 5 - SPRING
Thesis Studio 2: Furniture 9
Fabrication Innovation 2: Furniture 3
Graduate Exhibition Design 3
Completed Thesis 0
TOTAL
Total Required Units 66

3-year (7 terms)

TERM 1 - FALL
Branding Strategies 3
Materials and Making 3
Digital Process 3 OR Digital Process 4 OR Digital Process 5 3
Visual Communication 3 3
Topic Studio (Furniture or Lighting) 3
TERM 2 - SPRING
Contemporary Place-making 3
Illumination: Lighting 3
Digital Process 2 OR Digital Process 4 OR Digital Process 5 3
Topic Studio—Lighting 3
Topic Studio—Furniture 3
TERM 3 - FALL
Topic Studio—Furniture 3
Topic Studio—Lighting 3
Digital Process 6: Furniture 3
Materials and Innovation 1 3
History and Business of Production Furniture 3
TERM 4 - SPRING
Advanced Topic Studio—Furniture 3
Advanced Topic Studio—Lighting 3
Digital Process 7: Furniture 3
Grad Seminar 3
Theory, Concept, Culture 3
TERM 5 - SUMMER (ACL)
Research Project—Industry Sponsor OR Internship 6
TERM 6 - FALL
Topic Studio 3
Thesis Studio 1: Furniture 6
Fabrication Innovation 1: Furniture 3
Classroom to Career 3
TERM 7 - SPRING
Thesis Studio 2: Furniture 9
Fabrication Innovation 2: Furniture 3
Graduate Exhibition Design 3
Completed Thesis 0
TOTAL
Total Required Units 96