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Furniture Design

University of Notre Dame

24 months
58843 USD/year
58843 USD/year
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Officially recognized in 1997 after nearly a decade of being taught at the School, the Furniture Design concentration at University of Notre Dame exposes architecture students to an ethic in craft. It trains them to think three-dimensionally while designing two-dimensionally.


About this Degree

Available to students starting their fourth year of studies, the concentration at University of Notre Dame allows students a unique opportunity to study Furniture Design in an architectural context.

The two-year concentration consists of four furniture studio classes. Like the School's overall focus, these courses expose students to Classical and traditional architectural detail and ornament.

Fully equipped with an assortment of both power and hand tools, students are required to construct furniture of original design maintaining a high level of craftsmanship. In the Ryan Companies Furniture Studio, students gain valuable knowledge in the properties of materials, process, three-dimensional design and the importance of craftsmanship.

Heather Reilly von Mering, B.Arch ’03, says, “Clients are always asking to have a piece of furniture to match their millwork. I use the construction methods [the Furniture Design Concentration] taught to me in the design and development of built-in cabinetry and other custom pieces.”

Programme Structure

General Liberal Arts:

  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science and Technology
  • Quantitative Reasoning or Science and Technology
  • Art and Literature, or Advanced Language and Culture
  • History or Social Science
  • Integration or Way of Knowing not yet chosen from 4 or 5

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Notre Dame Writing Supplement via the Common Application or Coalition Application. 
  • Optional: Results of your ACT or SAT assessment scores - Notre Dame is test-optional for 2022 and 2023 application cycles. S
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academic, if applicable
  • Official high school transcripts or record of academic achievement in secondary school
  • A letter of evaluation from a high school teacher in a core academic subject area who knows you well
  • Counselor evaluation (recommended, not required)
    • A completed Certification of Finances plus financial documentation (see below) verifying the totals on the Certification of Finances submitted via your applicant status portal
    • A copy of your passport submitted via your applicant status portal
    • If applying for need-based financial aid, a completed CSS Profile

Tuition Fee

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    58843 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58843 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    58843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58843 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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