Students: 490 undergraduate and Diploma, 152 graduate and 29 post-baccalaureate comprise total matriculated enrollment of 671 students.
Student Demographics: International population:13%; 39 states represented; 31 countries represented. On-campus population: 60
Program Areas of Study: 12 areas in studio art, including film, painting and performance.
Programs: BFA, BFA Plus MAT in Art Education, Dual Degree Program (BFA/BA or BFA/BS); MFA, MAT; Post-Baccalaureate Program; the Studio Diploma and Continuing Education and Pre-College programs. All degrees are granted through a partnership with Tufts University and awarded by Tufts.
Continuing Education: Studio art classes and workshops; high school programs and certificate programs in graphic design and illustration.
Partnerships: The School is a division of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and maintains a partnerships with Tufts University (since 1944), Northeastern University and the ProArts Consortium offers studio courses at five other visual and performing arts schools for no additional cost. The school has been a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) since its founding in 1991.
Faculty: Approximately 145 full-and part-time; Museum School faculty are working artists who frequently exhibit nationally and internationally.
Financial Aid: SMFA is committed to helping talented and motivated students pay for school. Total financial aid awarded for the 20112012 year was $12,749,317, of which $6,016,317 was awarded directly from the School. The average financial aid award was $24, 477.
Alumni:The School has a long heritage of training successful artists. Distinguished alumni include Ellsworth Kelly, Mike and Doug Starn, David Lynch, Edmund Tarbell, Richard Scarry, Cy Twombly, Nan Goldin, Jim Dine, Ellen Gallagher, Sheila Pepe and Shellburne Thurber.
Recent alumni include Kristin Baker, Lalla Assia Essaydi, Matt Dilling, Omer Fast, Justin Faunce, Zach Feuer, Torben Giehler, Justin Lieberman, Neeta Madahar, Daniel Rich and Cheyney Thompson.
Mission: The mission of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is to provide an education in the fine artsfor undergraduate and graduate artiststhat is interdisciplinary and self-directed. This education values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity; it embraces a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision and its relation to culture in general; it values equally the knowledge gained by thinking and doing; it is deeply engaged with the world as a whole. If the mission is constant, its practice is always transforming.
Accreditation: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is recognized by the Department of Education as an institution of higher education. SMFA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the United States Department of Justice for foreign students, and the Veterans Administration for training under Public Law 550 and Chapter 35, Title 38, United States Code. Tufts University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Download the 2012 Strategic Plan.