Welcome to the SMFA at Tufts.

We look forward to getting to know you through your application. Applications will only be reviewed once they have been submitted and all of the application requirements have been received. Let's get started.

Undergraduate Programs 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 
This four-year interdisciplinary studio art degree combines an intensive studio arts training with a rigorous liberal arts education. Our flexible curriculum invites students to experiment with and explore various media as a means of bringing shape to their ideas.

Combined Degree Program (BFA + BA/BS) 
This five-year program is specifically designed for students intending to pursue their art and academic interests to the fullest possible extent. Upon completion of this program, students graduate with two degrees from Tufts: a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

Application Requirements and Portfolio Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Combined Degree Program (BFA + BA/BS) are available on the Tufts Undergraduate Admissions Website.

Application Requirements


Graduate Programs 

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
For artists at the graduate level who want to advance and deepen skills across and between diverse media and disciplines.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education (MAT) 
For educators and artists who want to teach in PK-12 schools, after-school programs, or museums.

Post Baccalaureate 
A one-year program of intensive art study for students who are considering an MFA or artist residency.

Application Requirements and Portfolio Requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education (MAT) are available on the Tufts Graduate Admissions Website. 

Application Requirements


Certificate Programs

Studio Diploma Certificate

This two and a half year certificate program is for a non-traditional student looking to immerse him/herself in a studio practice. In addition to an intensive yet flexible curriculum, students learn how to navigate the professional art world and how to manage the business aspects of an independent art practice.

For more information about this program, please call 617-369-3626. 

Partner Programs

BFA in Studio Art with Northeastern University 
Admission to the BFA with Northeastern is determined through Admissions at the College of Art, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. Please visit CAMD's webpage for more information.