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State University of New York Buffalo State

State University of New York Buffalo State

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Buffalo, NY 14222



Wood/Furniture Design

The SUNY Buffalo State B.F.A. degree in Wood/Furniture Design is a studio-intensive program of study focused on developing the aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster creativity as the student works toward developing their individual identity as a visual designer/artist. This degree offers students a specialized studio-oriented education in preparation for advanced or graduate studies or for beginning careers as professional designers or artists.

Students begin with foundation courses in two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, drawing, art history and design history along with courses in ceramics, fibers and metal/jewelry. Major courses in wood/furniture design complete the requirements. Internship opportunities are available. The remaining credit hours are completed in required Intellectual Foundations courses and in other chosen studio courses.