School of the Museum of Fine Arts

230 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts

Combine the power of a prestigious art school with a world-class academic institution to offer an unparalleled interdisciplinary education through the unique partnership between School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. With guidance from faculty advisors, who are professional artists, students build a path of study informed by their individual aspirations, creative vision and academic interests. As one of two schools in the United States affiliated with a major museum SMFA, students have access to the MFA’s collections, as well as exclusive exhibition opportunities and internships. Partnerships with Northeastern University, the Pro-Arts Consortium, and other top-ranked colleges in Boston provide additional academic opportunities for degree-seeking students. With a student body comprised of motivated artists from all over the United States and 25 countries, the SMFA values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity. The School presents an annual schedule of notable visiting artists, public programs, and professional development resources. This is the school for students seeking to break boundaries and be the future of contemporary art.

DEGREES OFFERED: Dual Degree (BFA+BA), BFA+MAT, MAT, BFA & MFA Degrees in Interdisciplinary Studio Art and the Areas of Study are Listed Below Under "Majors Offered"
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

3D & Performance - (Sculpture, small metals, ceramics, and performance)
Drawing & Painting
Masters of Art in Teaching - Art Education**

 

Media (Film, video, sound, digital media, digital animation, and photography)
Print and Graphics
Studio Art

** GRADUATE ONLY

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 39,928
MANDATORY FEES 1,300
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,600
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 14,850
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 7,200
OTHER 3,000
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $15,381 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 3,690 30%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 950 12%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,767 58%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $21,229
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 83%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 17%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 311

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 287
PART-TIME 62

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Recommended
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Optional
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 40

FULL-TIME 35
PART-TIME 34
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
11.30 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
80%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
86%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
50%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
44%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
67% FEMALE
27% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Studio Diploma
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Continuing Education
Weekend Classes
Summer Classes
Classes for High School Students
Evening Certificate Programs (Graphic Design, Illustration)
Pre College Summer Programs

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Degree Programs with Tufts University
Exchanges (AICAD Mobility, AICAD New York Studio Residency Program, Pro Arts Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Foreign Programs)
Internships
Career Resources
Traveling Fellowships and Exhibiting Opportunities for Alumni
Grants for Travel and Independent Study

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).