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Want to design? Make? Do both? Then follow a career pathway into furniture.

Our Rycotewood Furniture Centre has been highly respected in the industry for over 75 years. Our students are regular award winners in national competitions, including those run by the New Forest Show, Mixology and City & Guilds. 

Our students benefit from our extensive network of partnerships, collaborating with organisations such as the Pitt Rivers Museum and exhibiting their work at the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. 

The UK furniture industry employs more than 70,000 people. Furniture training provides a broad range of transferrable skills that can lead to careers including:

  • furniture design and making
  • kitchen design and installation
  • film and theatre set design and making
  • interior design and product design
  • research and development
  • teaching

Join us to train in professionally-equipped workshops, learn from a highly experienced teachers and get vocationally-relevant training. We also offer university-level courses: a Foundation Degree in Furniture Design and Make full-time or part-time, and part-time and full-time BA in Furniture Design and Make.