• Discover SMFA

  • Discover SMFA

  • Discover SMFA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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THE SMFA PROGRAM
Designed by artists, for artists.

It puts you, the artist, at the center. You will be encouraged. You will be supported. You will have freedom to explore.

You will work in a medium that you've never tried before. You will work with faculty to develop your own voice, your own point of view.

  • Experiment across media
  • Evolve your practice
  • Learn alongside creative peers and professionals


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: SMFA

Alumna Shinique Smith's "Bright Matter" opened at the MFA August 23. Don't miss "Out of Bounds," and exhibition including SMFA alumni work at the Rockport Art Association! Read about it in Art New England and the Gloucester Times. A sneak peak of Joan Jonas' episode from the new season of PBS' Art21. Eight SMFA MFA graduates were selected for the 2014 Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition. Alumna Evelyn Rydz's Museum of Fine Arts show "Forever Yours" is reviewed in the Boston Globe. Animation Career Review ranks SMFA's animation program #12 among East coast schools and #29 nationally, and more.

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The Art of the Pixel

Voting has officially ended, but stay tuned for the announcement of 10 finalists on August 26, 2014.

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SMFA master's program rated top 10 most influential in the world.

MFA PROGRAM RATED TOP 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL IN THE WORLD

"The major draw for aspiring artists to choose the SMFA...is the opportunity to exhibit work at the MFA Boston, one of the city's most important cultural institutions." –Artspace

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Enrolling at SMFA

Applications are now being accepted for fall 2014: SMFA Admissions officers look for motivated, self-directed, passionate students whose portfolios demonstrate creativity, technique and potential.

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A History Lesson

SMFA was founded in 1876, conceived at the same time as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as the crucial second part of a mission to educate through the arts. SMFA was intended to be a school of art; not simply a technical institute, but a school of the most rigorous ideas and concepts.

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