November 5, 2014

Seeking applications: Master of Fine Arts program

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Michael MacMahon (MFA ’14), Black and Red, 2013. Oil on canvas,
60 x 60 inches.

Prepare to teach at the college level—or 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.

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
– 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. You’ll also have your own private studio space and access to the School’s faculty and facilities.

Visit our booth at the College Art Association’s annual conference, February 11–14, 2015, in New York.

To learn more about SMFA’s graduate programs and faculty, contact SMFA Admissions at
T +1 617 369 3626 or [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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