Getting into SMFA   

SMFA Admissions Representatives look for motivated, self-directed, passionate students whose portfolios demonstrate creativity, technique, and potential. We hope that you can join us in Boston for a campus visit. There are several ways to visit SMFA.
  1. Individual appointments with an Admissions Representative that include a personal portfolio review are offered Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.This also includes a tour of our facilities.
  2. Open Houses are scheduled multiple times per year. These events include faculty-led workshops, campus tours as well as sessions on Career Services and Financial Aid.
All admissions visitors will be given free passes to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Plan your trip to have time to enjoy the collection.

To schedule any of these options, please call us at 617-369-3626 or email

SMFA Admissions Representatives and faculty attend Portfolio Days across the US, sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association. For a complete list of events we will be attending this school year, visit Portfolio Days.

Our staff also visits high schools and community colleges across the US and abroad. Please contact is if you would like to coordinate a visit to your school by an SMFA representative.

If you're interested in viewing some of the courses we offer before your visit or before you apply, please review the SMFA Course Catalog. We look forward to meeting you in person while we are traveling or here in Boston.


Admissions Office
800-643-6078 (within the U.S. only)