November 12, 2015

Call for applications: Master of Fine Arts program

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Yu Huang (MFA ’15), MEMO-BOWL, 2015. Stills from five-channel video with sound, 15 minutes.

Prepare to teach at the college level—or to launch your career as a working artist—in this two-year program, ranked as one of the top ten most influential MFA programs in the world by Artspace.

The rigorous Master of Fine Arts curriculum integrates practical and critical skills across diverse media and disciplines. It emphasizes intense individual studio practice, creative collaborations, informal mentorships, and in-depth academic discourse. MFA students are enrolled at both SMFA and Tufts University, and graduate in two years with an MFA degree from Tufts. Priority deadline for fall 2016 is January 15; admission will be considered on a space-available basis after the deadline.

Key aspects of the program
– A varied curriculum that integrates practical and critical skills across diverse media and disciplines
– Professional development, including a contemporary art seminar (CAP), graduate group critiques, individual meetings with graduate advisors, and the support of Career Services
– Private studio space with privileged access to faculty and Museum facilities
– Teaching opportunities and the ability to apply for outside exhibitions and grants, including SMFA Travel Grants
– In this unique program, you will complete 60 credits, including studio art, four graduate seminars, two art history courses, and two academic electives at the upper or graduate level at Tufts University.

To learn more about SMFA’s graduate programs and faculty, contact SMFA Admissions at T +1 617 369 3626 or email [email protected]. Applications are now being accepted at

About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) is one of only two art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the fine arts—for undergraduate and graduate artists—that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. For more information about our programs and partnerships, visit

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