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Furniture Design (Evening Classes)

The Postgraduate Program in Furniture Design aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed for producing pieces of furniture, from development to production management, and including the creation of prototypes and their final manufacturing process.

The metropolitan area of Porto is synonymous with the production of furniture and this specialized program links furniture producers, from small specialized factories, to giant global producers. It is an opportunity to combine knowledge on materials and processes with historical and contemporary practices in the field of furniture design. It favors the acquisition of a set of skills that meet the needs of those who develop or intend to develop their activity as designers in furniture companies. To this end, it materializes a technical, humanistic and practical vision that allows students to enter specific areas of the production process.

The structure of this postgraduate program aims to be sufficiently rigorous to result in a feasible learning experience and is also flexible enough to take advantage of the opportunities offered by higher education and furniture industry companies in the region.

 

evening-classes
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Furniture Design I 1st Semester 18.0
Production Processes and Materials 1st Semester 8.0
History of Furniture and Design 1st Semester 4.0
Visualisation and Presentation 2nd Semester 4.0
Project Management and Production 2nd Semester 8.0
Furniture Design II 2nd Semester 18.0
  • > Sole traders, who create, produce and market their own pieces of furniture;
  • > Consultants to workshops and companies, both in the production organization, and in the design/prototyping of projects;
  • > In the image departments and market studies of furniture companies;
  • > In a furniture company, liaising between the company and other professionals of the sector;
  • > As a freelancer, creating new ideas in the design of pieces, as well as in the solution of their production problems;
  • > In maintenance tasks of traditional furniture, in its preservation and restoration, as well as in the reproduction of historical and contemporary models. Possible career paths
  • > Sole traders, who create, produce and market their own pieces of furniture;
  • > Consultants to workshops and companies, both in the production organization, and in the design/prototyping of projects;