Since 1876, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has been educating artists by providing the respect, learning opportunities, and unique level of freedom that students need to develop and succeed.

At SMFA, you'll find exceptional teachers who are expert mentors as well as working artists. You'll find cutting-edge art-making, enviable relationships with Tufts University, Northeastern University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an extraordinary heritage of launching great artists. Each of our programs has its own emphasis, but each resounds with the intensity that comes from the exploration of ideas by a community of nearly 1,000 artists.

Undergraduate Programs
BFA with Tufts University
BFA in Studio Art with Northeastern University
Combined Degree (BFA/BS or BFA/BA) with Tufts University

Graduate Programs
MFA with Tufts University
MFA in Studio Art with Northeastern University
MAT in Art Education

Certificate Programs
Post-bac Certificate
Studio Diploma
Graphic Design Certificate
Illustration Certificate

SMFA also offers Continuing Education programs for fall, spring, and summer sessions.


This website is currently under construction. We are updating it to reflect the SMFA's new relationship with Tufts University. If you have any questions regarding the information presented here, please call or email the appropriate department.

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