The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
SMFA is one of only three art schools in the United States affiliated with a major museum. Located right next door, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
(MFA), is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection encompassing nearly 450,000 works of art, including work from prominent SMFA alumni and faculty.
Contemporary artists often cite inspiration from old masters and ancient art, and as an SMFA student you have easy (and free) access to the Museum's collections and exhibitions, as well as the Morse Study Room where works on paper not currently on view can be examined up close.
In addition to invitations to concerts, films and special events, as an SMFA student you will also have access to the Museum's curatorial and conservation staff and opportunities to intern or assist with installations. Internationally acclaimed artists visiting the MFA frequently make exclusive trips to the Museum School campus to meet, lecture and work with SMFA students.
Since 1945, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has partnered with Tufts University
for its degree-granting programs. Tufts is a world-renowned institution, ranking consistently as one of the country's top universities. Tufts' highly regarded programs in liberal arts, sciences and engineering draw outstanding students with the highest academic achievements and standing from around the globe.
No matter which degree option you pursue, there is no limit to what Tufts University courses can add to your studio schedule: philosophy, Russian literature, invertebrate biology, ethnomusicologywhatever satisfies your intellectual curiosity. And you will study with professors who welcome the fresh perspective that studio artists bring to their classes. A comprehensive selection of art history and theory courses taught by both Tufts and Museum School faculty are also offered at the SMFA campus.